i’m going to drink coffee too! hey guys it’s Kelly
again! welcome back to my channel. I’m kind of frantically running around my
apartment right now to get ready because I have a manicure appointment and I kind
of lost track of time and I’m running a little late I’m gonna take you guys with
me sorry I’m talking so fast it’s just I’m running late so let me throw my
shoes and then let’s go! oh my god it is such a beautiful day outside. I love it! I remembered while I was getting my
nails done that I have some shopping to do and again it’s Saturday and I hate
shopping on Saturday but I have to because tomorrow’s Sunday and all of the
stores are closed on Sunday I’ve probably just been really spoiled with
living and what I call “the land of 24/7” and yeah, not every town has those hours like if you live in rural US you probably don’t have stores with 24/7 hour access
but everywhere I’ve lived I’ve had those hours and have been able to go out and
shop so this is really something I had to get used to here. the stores between Germany and the US
are very similar of course you can actually find the exact same stores
between the two countries and then there are some stores available in Germany and
not in the US and vice-versa but like the layouts of the stores are very similar
the quality of clothes is very similar so that isn’t really a big difference. I will
readily admit that I am not up on fashion trends. you’ll see in my videos I
wear pretty plain clothes so maybe I’m not the best person to comment on
fashion between the two countries but I would say that your average German dresses very nicely whether they’re going grocery shopping or taking their dog for
a walk they’re going to wear nice casual clothes whereas in the US, you see a
huge range of clothing styles. you’ll see people wearing pajama pants out in
public, sweatpants… you’ll see people wearing
extremely stylish and fashionable clothing. so it’s just like a way bigger
range. there are two huge fashion trends that I’ve seen in the US and I’ve never
seen really in Germany. one is wearing athletic attire or athletic wear as
casual clothing. it’s pretty common to see an American walking around in
basketball shorts and a girl walking around in yoga pants as like their
normal casual wear whereas in Germany would only ever see a German wearing
athletic wear if they’re going to and from the gym and even then usually
they’re changing into their athletic wear at the gym. and even like sneakers
I’ve heard so many people say they can pick out an American tourist because
they’ll be wearing sneakers. it’s not that Europeans don’t wear sneakers it’s
just that they’re much more fashionable and casual looking as opposed to
straight up Asics I’m about to go run a dang marathon. and
the the high sock trend… there are a lot of Americans that wear their socks up to
like mid-calf. I have never seen that in Germany.
another trend that I see all the time in the US and I never see in Germany is
wearing sports team merchandise you will oftentimes see Americans wearing
sweatshirts, jerseys, ball caps… all sorts of clothing bearing their favorite team
name whether it’s college or pro NFL or whatever it is. they will wear this stuff
quite commonly whether it’s on season off season… if there’s a game that night
it doesn’t matter. whereas in Germany the most I’ve seen is
people going to and from their soccer games their football games and they
might be wearing you know the colors or have like the scarves are really popular
for whatever team that they’re rooting for. another big difference that maybe a
lot of you are aware of is that there are huge size differences between the US
and Germany so whenever I go shopping in Germany I’m having to constantly like
Google size conversions between Europe sizes and US sizes because it’s
different for pants, dresses, for shoes all of it is different. sometimes they
will have tags that have both the European and the u.s. sizes which are
awesome because then I don’t have to do this conversion. of course a lot of the
stores in Germany, especially the bigger ones, will accept international debit
cards, credit cards but there are still some stores that will only take cash
which is why you might hear people saying cash is king in Germany. or
they’ll take the German debit card system and from what I understand
Germany had its own debit card system before it became popularized on a global
international scale and so these are the cards that a lot of the stores will take
and are slowly transitioning to the international system. I’m gonna go try on
these clothes now. and I’m back home! before I let you guys
go there was just one more thing I wanted to talk about but couldn’t get to
while I was in the store and it actually happened. so if you have like a long line
a lot of stores will open up like an additional you know cashier line to try
to expedite everybody being able to checkout and here in Germany it’s just
like the people that are last in line so the people who have been waiting the
least amount of time will without a doubt just hop out of that line and be
the first one in to the cashier line that just opened up. they go from being
the people that were last in line to being the people that were first in line.
I’ve never really seen it so pronounced like that in the u.s. it’s usually the
people that are last in line noticing the line open and they will look at the
people in front of them and say hey go ahead
you clearly have been waiting here longer than me you know and offer it up
to someone but it’s just not… it’s not like that here. it doesn’t make their
way wrong or my way right you know it’s just different and that’s… I think a lot
of the fun in traveling and experiencing other cultures is seeing those
differences and especially to try to figure out why those differences may
exist so I’m just kind of curious to any Germans watching this and I don’t know
if this happens in other European countries I don’t really go shopping
when I go traveling in other countries a lot to be able to notice it so anyway if
you’ve seen this in Germany and you have a reason as to why you think this
happens I’m really curious as to what the explanation is because it’s
something that maybe people just don’t even notice happening here I don’t I
don’t know maybe they don’t notice but I definitely notice that. alright
guys that’s all I have for you today! I hope you enjoyed this video and got
something out of it and if anything was just entertaining seeing me go through
my day and hearing what I have to say about the differences between shopping
in the US and shopping in Germany if you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet
make sure you hit subscribe I’ll be posting videos every week see you next
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100 thoughts on “Rude Shopping Habits in Germany”

  1. So who would be the more deserving ones for the new line ….the ones in the middle of the line? If the first ones move on to the new line (what would be the case anyway…since they are about to be helped) ..the new line is then opened for the ones who were already there or for the new clients getting to the end of the line ….?

  2. It's definitely common in most States I've lived in, to see people who are waiting the longest in line given preference by those who are later arrivals in the line. I haven't really thought too much about this, but now I'm going to be paying attention.. Lol

  3. Great fashion observations, would also have been the more appropriate title than "rude shopping habits". Much appreciated.

  4. I think of it as a few different scenarios. Example 1: New line opens up at Target – free game Example 2: Gap – new cashier joins the line of cashiers – then the first person waiting goes to the new cashier NOT the last person unless you enjoy side-eye for being THAT person.

  5. Funny, but I also do this all the time – if a new counter is opened, I head over there quickly, and until watching this video I never ever reflected upon that. I guess this is because, unlike people who are actually cutting in line at the same waiting line, opening a new line is just seen as a completely new thing, and someone coming new to the line has the same "right" to quickly get on the new line as the people already witing at the other line. Nobody will question this or get angry – at the most they will be angry at themselves for not getting over there in time^^ I think it is really interesting how people percieve these everyday kinds of things differently based on their societal and cultural experiences.

  6. happens in holland as well, its very frustrating. however in holland if you do that and you meet the wrong person you will get into a (word) fight. i think its because in a lot of european countries more and more people are egocentric, which i personally find its a very bad thing. we always had like a group feeling, but things are shifting a lot the last years.

  7. I'm from Belgium and we do it the same way as in Germany. I think it is comon in Europe. I also don't bother that people who came in the last in line move to the new one I also do it when a new line opens.

  8. For future reference: Please be aware of the sound volume difference between the music and your spoken words. It is kind of offputting to have to adjust the volume so frequently. Thanks a lot for your videos!!

  9. Russian grocery stores have a long passage for each cashier and very little other space, which means most people cannot move in parallel. So that's not rude: nobody can complain when somebody else gets to a new line first.

  10. fun fact: the german debitcard system was originally never meant to be a debitcard system but a ATM-card system, the debitcard features where just added later

  11. Man weiß man ist deutsch, sobald man an der Kasse in Panik gerät, wenn der vor dir nicht den Trenner aufs Band legt😂

  12. I don’t know about in Germany, but at least here in New Jersey, you get all the old people try to cut in front of you. In a supermarket Shop-rite is an item doesn’t ring up the sale price, you’ll get that item for free. It pisses me off how there’ll be a $.20 price difference and they’ll hold up the line to save that $.20. They’ll get it for free and the item full price would’ve been no less I then $1.50!

  13. To those who DO THAT, it IS CONSIDERED RUDE. I can understand if you already have your items on the conveyer belt. So THE POLITE THING TO DO IS allow the person DIRECTLY in back of you go next! I’m also surprised when traveling through Europe, it is RARE to find men holding the door open for another one; especially a lady. And people think Americans are rude. Also if we don’t finish a meal, we get a container to take home our leftovers. In Sweden I used to put mine in a paper towel and stash it in my purse. And people think Americans are wasteful with food. Even in NYC, leftovers tha wee never touched, such as wrapped sandwiches are donated to fire d banks for those who can’t afford a meal. S how are Americans considered wasteful when it comes to food?!

  14. About that whole opening up a new line thing: A lot of times people are'nt paying attention, and if you want to let them go first it takes so much time that completely new people fill the whole line.

  15. What i don't miss is the German washers an dryers. I hate them. Will never ever have one again. I love American washers an dryers

  16. I think there is a law in germany that doesn't allow you to work on sunday, my moms friends were visiting their relatives in munchen, it was sunny and hot so they opened all four doors of their car and police came they said neighbour called them, he was thinking that they are fixing the car or something like that (on sunday) so he called the police 🙂 I hope you can understand my english

  17. Explanation for the countersystem:

    Most of the cashiers in Germany have to meet a so called "cashier rate".
    It's tells your company, how many articels you scan per minute.
    If you don't meet the rate, you could loose your job.

    Further aspects are, to decrease the amout of waiting at the store for your customers. If they wait to long, they probably
    won't come again. Furthermore it should decrease the stress level of the other cashier.

    Furthermore the cashier who comes and opens his counter, always tells the customers to come over to his counter.

  18. Yea we are line jumper 😀 all ways glance to the other cashier line and jump 😳😄 wasn't that popular in America 😟 but after 13 years us I'm back in Germany and to my old habits 😊 by the way yes Germans stear without chame

  19. That cashier line thing is one of the things I hate most here in Germany also those one they step way to close to you. Its rude and insulting.

  20. Forcing shop owners to close on Sundays is the most stupid law in the world. Now we have that problem in Poland. Our far right (almost Nazi) government does everything to satisfy Catholic Church (the Church tells people to vote for that party) so they banned trade on Sundays, because as they say "on Sunday people have to go to the church, not to the shop".

  21. well the so-called high sock trend exists here, too. you just have to go the certain areas ahhaha;);D i know it because in berlin youngster use to wwear this (alpha industrie bomber jacket, picaldi jeans and white socks over the jeans plus nike airmax or nike shock sneakers) xD

  22. A new lane is a new game free for all, and also germans are efficient.. 😛 don't talk just go. Also it is very common to let people go ahead if they only have few items.

  23. Im from germany and always despised that behaviour. Depending on where you live and what kind of store it is people will shove and sprint and hop over each other to punch their way to the front of the new line. Thats why i like newer one line systems like mediamarkt is implementing. One single line and only the first one in line walks up to a free cashier.
    That way an additional cashier benefits everyone in line and you can't catch a "slow line", because when someone blocks the flow with a problem or a huge number of items the rest will just be redirected to the other cashiers.

  24. People ahead of you are already fortunate and if a new line opens — it is your turn to have fortune 😺. However, some people don't accept fortune and want e.g. meritocracy. Yet if they are born in a wealthy family or country or with better intellectual capabilities or better appearance or whatever, they mostly don't feel that fortune is something wrong in life 😉

  25. … there are people who wear gym clothes in public, but they are most likely teens who like to wear hip hop or skater style clothes – or drunkards. There are exceptions, of course, but these are the most common kinds.

  26. …or you can do it the Swedish way and use the self checkout, the kind where you use hand scanner and scan your items inside the store AS you put them straight into your bag on your cart. Then you go to the automated checkout machines and spend 30 seconds or less to pay (there is rarely if ever a line, since there are a large set of machines), and walk out? No lines. Easy. Modern. Actually efficient. 😛

  27. that cutting in line totally pisses me off. if someone sneaks ahead with like 3 items – fine. i don't want to make them wait. i'd prolly would let go ahead anyways. but this thing you described upsets me each time too.

  28. it's true, this happens every time a new line opens up, but in germany it's just not seen as rude by the people waiting longer. It's really like a new game as soon as a new line opens up. And I think it makes some sence too: 1. The people in the front won't bother moving to the new line because it's their time soon anyway. 2. The people in the front already got all of their groceries on the line so they wouldn't pack everything back up again to change the line. I have to grin too, everytime those people in the back sprint to the new line, but it's just not a big deal here.

  29. This has to be the first of your videos where you're not yelling into the microphone but rather speak like a sane person. Thank you.

  30. I can understand the need of nightshops, but why would a regular supermarket be open 24/7 ? In Germany all shops are closed on sunday, it's still a special day there

  31. Well, it´s probably because in germany you never wait that long. I don´t see why i should offer someone to go first, just because he stood there 10s longer than me xD
    on the other hand i don´t feel offended or something because someone behind me went to another line xD i mean who the f cares?

  32. it's ture, the thing with the cueing up is: The longer the cue is, the more obliged the last person to arrive is to got to the cashier to ask for another cash desk to open. And whenever someone got the guts to do so, his reward is to be served first on the new desk. And if you wan t to do it mathematically correct you would have to dissasamble the existing line one by one, so like a zipper you would have to put the second of the exisitng line to the new desk the third stayes in the old one (becoming the 2nd), the so you would "sort out" every second on the existing line and line them up at the new line, to be fair. But that noone does.
    No, if you got guts, you deserve a reward, if the shop opens a new line without being asked it's chaos. Thats's true.

  33. Waiting in line in Sweden, France and the UK works the same way as in Germany. Never thought of it as rude.
    Just because it's a new line doesn't mean the will be done quicker. So letting someone that waited a long time go to the new line might just end up letting them wait longer if 1 person in front of them has a lot of items or need to do other things. New line = new game.

  34. Das ist die deutsche Mentalität ! Wir denken immer wir haben keine Zeit ! Und außerdem gilt hier meist das Motto : Wer zu erst kommt ,malt zu erst !
    Aber: Ist nur 1 Kasse auf und man steht an und hat nur ein bis zwei Artikel und der Vordermann einen ganzen vollen Wagen, wird man schon mal , wenn es nicht gerade ein Rentner ist, vorgelassen.
    Ansonsten wird hier eh nur gemeckert. Über alles und jeden!

  35. I like how you can be shopping and someone will simply step in fron of you regardless if you are looking at items in that section of the isle or not…they treat you like you are an inanimate robot or something..they don't even see it as rude…they are just so deeply programmed for generations….wow….I hate that..one on one they can be friendly…but as a whole…what a bunch of assholes….and don't get me started on their medical practices….the really sad thing is they think they do it "right" ….lmao…but really crying inside.

  36. When I'm grocery shopping and a new counter opens it is always a calculation for me; how many people are in front of me, how much do they have and how fast do I assume they are going to pay. Is it worth it to go to the other line, potentially waiting a minute or two till the cashier called in for that counter actually arrives.

    I do live in germany and yes, people rush to that new counter. I see it as a strategy / reaction minigame whilest shopping.

  37. Sometimes it is non-verbally communication if s/o wants to stay or go ahead. Usually the last in the queue go in front of the new one, which is ok when carried out in dignity. Not everyone uses his chance as usually the new cashier has to set up the place and needs time to start it. I warned foreign friends that sometimes GER fellows are running from the far end to be first, even pushing other carts out of the way. It is clever to keep the shopping cart behind you in the queue, because some kerp pushing their cart constantly in you legs…. It is true that when you have no shopping cart and just about three pieces you are constantly asked to slip in right at first at the queue. So in general shopping is tougher and more rude in GER

  38. Actually, I usually can't be bothered to join a long cashier line and wait deliberately for a 2nd line to open instead (which I will join ASAP).

  39. You know, I hate when people are trying to be the first in line whenever a new line opens. It‘s like the worst in people come out. I always think that those people trying to be first are so miserable, that being the first in line is the only thing that keeps them going in their life^^

  40. I‘m German and I grew up in Germany but currently living in the US. I think Germans in general are much more rude when it comes to the people around them. We hate waiting and we are extremely impatient. I have gotten used to the cashiers bagging my groceries but I still get annoyed how long it takes to check out. Americans prefer the convenience over time but as you probably noticed time is precious to Germans and they are really punctual. I feel a cashier in the US is not concerned about how long it takes them to check the customer out, they just want their shift to by quick. But I enjoy that most people here are friendly and very helpful and can say “thank you, please and especially excuse me”. I love that people in the US help you with your stroller on stairs or hold a door open for you. I hardly see that in Germany. But sometimes I think sales clerks or call center agents are fake overly nice, I understand that is what they are trained to say and do but on some occasion you can just tell that is clearly not what they would like to say or do and then it becomes unrealistic. Love you channel by the way!!!

  41. I guess the phenomenon of line-hopping is best explained here: https://youtu.be/IPxBKxU8GIQ
    (Whatever you do, it's wrong.)
    I am a German and I do consider it rude when the people form the back end of a queue of, say, fifteen people, jump right to the front of the new one. People from the bit that's right behind the clogging zone at the conveyor should be first to go, as they have waited some time and are free to move. But tell that to a bunch of competitive shoppers. It's not the height of rudeness, though, by far. I once had a guy squeeze in directly in front of me without saying a single word and even slightly pushing me in the process, totally ignoring my displays of indignation. This can happen in any country, and it will neither end or save the world. But I really love the one-line-for-all from which you go to the next free checkout. Eine Schlange, faire Schlange.

  42. It‘s just a religious thing, already in the bible it says „So the last shall be first, and the first last.“.

  43. Would you get mad if the other line was already open, but moving a lot faster?
    Would you ask them to move slower because you've been waiting longer?

  44. It is definitly super rude and I'm allwas glad when I see a shop that has one line leeding to multiple cashier desks. I once had an older woman standing behind me with a full cart that tackled me to get in front of me at the new line. I had 1 item to buy…..

  45. I am not German nor American but i moved to Germany and i don't find it rude. People who go to other line are usually the one who didn't put their stuff on belt yet… I never had problem in store here.

  46. There are more and more shops in Germany , where you only have one line leading to more than just one checkstands. That´s a very fine thing.

  47. I live in Germany and I also only move to the new line if I am at the end of a line. If I am in the middle or in front, I dont want to go to another line, because I already waited. Maybe it is also like this for others, because it is everytime with everyone like this. It seems like an unwritten law of behaviour^^

  48. (good) behaviours differ vastly between rural and urban places.
    > Urban: Eat or Die -attitude (inb4 China)
    > Rural: more relaxed atmosphere and extreme feels (basic manners or extreme rivalry to someone external of the community)
    on another note; cutting into the same line is so seldom, so that when somebody actually does it it would be a bad idea to obstruct and call for justice b/c u might get gravely injured (only badasses do this).

  49. i'm not a hudge fan of this "be the first on the new casheer line" but i just say one thing.
    you guys have a extreme black friday behavior. which we germans cant understand^^


  50. In the USA, I see folks from the end go be first in the new line. And, yeah, I’ve seen folks check, too, with folks who are already waiting. But it’s common for the last person to go to the new line.

  51. Soccer t-shirts, caps and scarfs are actually common. Here in the north you can find H'96, Werder Bremen, HSV, Bayern München, St. Pauli and BvB all the time – and two of these clubs aren't even up here.

  52. "American Queuing" is even of scientifc term in operation research, refering to haven one queue on waiting for a set of counters.
    Wherelse in Europe we decide first which counter to wait on, like most americans also do in supermarkets.
    So what are you supposed to do, if a new counter opens ? Wait, whether people from other lines, already wating a few minutes, may want to change ?
    How long do you wait, and what if nobody changes ? Much to complicated. You line up at the end, and if the line has zero length, you are lucky.

  53. its actually funny that this is "rude" to americans. I remember being in the US and I was so pissed that I was in a veeeerrry long queue and there were about 5 checkouts but just 2 were with some cashiers and other cashiers were chitchatting and then the one of the two cashiers who actually worked did a break. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I never had sth like that in Germany because here its "the customer is king" rule and even if my break was 10 min ago I will wait til Im done with the customers and THEN I will make my break because I know that this will make the customers happier (I work as a cashier so I know what Im talking about).

  54. The jumping in Line typical german behaviour. No time, I was first here, this is my place bla bla bla i hate it here.

  55. waiting people – you see this, but this normaly gives discussions of people still waiting infront
    only ignorant and arrogant dumbasses try to be faster

  56. I've read a few comments on this already but me being German I did feel spoken to in your video and I started to think about why we do this too. one reason that came to mind is that some people are just more in a hurry than others. sometimes I am far up front, sometimes in the back and if a new line opens I still don't move coz I have a patient day and I'd rather let other people do their stuff if they are that much in a rush. but I've also been on the other end already. needing some stuff but having a full day is just not the coolest thing. so if a new line opens I go there in hopes to save time for myself. I don't think people think that much about others here. a queue is not the friendliest place in Germany hahahaha everyone just wants to get done and leave

  57. One thing you maybe not noticed is, that this habit to wearing verry 'nice' clothes, is normally something you just do when you go to a city. When they stay in their neightborhood or at a village, they normally also wear sport-clothes or other shitty types of clothing.

  58. As queuing goes, I was flabbergasted by Austrian ski/chairlift lines! All of my (other) experiences in Austria I have felt like a misfit with my relatively inconsiderate U.S. habits because the locals are uniformly respectful, patient, and considerate. However, ski lift lines are apparently the exception! If I left the slightest gap beside me (between the skiers beside me or line boundary rope), many would slide past (without notice and not slowly) and go as far as they can to toward the front of the line!

  59. Actually debit card is much more common than credit card or cash.
    Well, we don't cut lines, that is un-German. But if a new cashier opens up their register, it is literally who comes first- so u have the chance to be first in line in this 'new line', since sometimes people in front if you dont even notice or dont wanna change lines, u better hurry up and get in there 😉

  60. Well Kelly the thing about the lines is truth in cities outside in the county its diffrent, pretty much the same in the USA the behavior in Manhatten is very diffrent from the behavior in some of the Regions many americans never would visit. America is just more splitted into grps that rarely interact with each other here in germany you met all the groups. On other hand the mentality has changed in the last years some peoples like me are oldschool, by that i mean if you would have visited Germany in the early 80s you would see they would offer you to go into the new line. That behavior appeared as we changed our politics into a more neoliberalism politic. Well i hope you can understand that and a small hint for you if you try to discover a culture dont compare it with yours try to fully feel it and get in touch of that habits once you saw the full system then compare, since you gonna see there are even habits that are some kind of unfriendly that dont occur in germany but in the USA. Sorry for my bad english i tried my best^^

  61. Because most Germans just think: "All these dumb people are blocking my way and waste my time….wait….there's a shortcut….lets hurry! 😀
    Very interesting point, never thought about that.

  62. In the discount markets like aldi and lidl, they first information people:
    "Dear customers, we are opening line 3 " or something like that.
    It is quite likely that you change lines, you are first in queue but have to wait for the staff for some time.
    So it's gambling, which line is faster for you.
    Like s.b. else in the comments here wrote, many people don't want to change.
    When you know a shop and how fast each employee work, it can be better to have more customers waiting in front of you and have a fast working cashier, than be second in queue and have a not fast working cashier, a trainee or beginner for example.

  63. My mother visited Germany a few years ago, she was waiting in line in a little supermarket but she forgot an item so she had to go back into the store, when she came back the line was still the same and she decided to stand in the bottom of it. A German lady who was behind her before she left noticed it and grabbed her and put her again on her original place! That was very nice!

  64. Germans also cut line in other countries. Happened to me in Sweden at a snack place. I literally turned my head and two people were all of a sudden right in front of me. Crazy Germans!

  65. i've never seen someone crossing lines when already that far in line he would be the next to put his stuff on the belt! – but yea, all others just go if or if not they like and put their stuff on the new opened belt – but i never see someone running for being the first, it's more like "oh, new cashier is opening up – hmm… those before me have so much stuff, i might change" and if someone's faster than it be – but yea, i also never saw someone asking if those before them would like to change as we somewhat are "concerned" to surprise them – tough can only tell for me but i think we just like to have someone up front to talk to and not from behind, so we're pretty carefull speaking up to someone from behind 😉
    but something else happens here, when we see someone have much lesser grocerys then we, we might over to come before us 😉
    (it's like when you are shopping for the week and someone behind you just for the day, maybe even in a hurry^^)

  66. So in the US you have to sort it out with the people that stand in the queue before you, if they want to go to the newly opened cashier? But they can't really answer that question because they have to ask the person in line before them the same question? I can't imagine how long it takes until they have sorted out who is the chosen one to join the new queue.

  67. Für uns ist eine neu eröffnete Kasse, eine Kasse an der niemand ansteht, wo dann jeder das recht hat sich als erstes anzustellen. Auf der anderen Seite ist es für die meisten Deutschen sehr selbstverständlich daß wenn man einen großen Einkauf hat, jemand der hinter einem mit wenigen Sachen kommt den Vortritt anzubieten.

  68. When a new cashier opens the fastest people get the first places. Usually they are the last in the line because they are very frustrated about the long line they have in front of them, and also because they do not risk anything, they just can obtain a better position in the line, while who is already ahead in the line could obtain a worse position in the line if he changes his line. By the way in Italy it is the same.

  69. Yes You’re absolutely Wright.
    I’m from Germany and I moved to USA 17 Years and I visit Germany every 2 years and now I see it too.

  70. I am German and I found myself asking the same question about the line thing, because I really think it's rude and not fair. But why it is like that, I don't know. In fact I think it's generally better to have one line that splits up just in front of the different cashiers, as they have it in different countries, like Australia for example.

  71. Its because noone cares for the other guy and want to be done as quickly as possible. Noone has time. They care about their friends but not about strangers.

  72. When my sister and I went to Minneapolis, we, on purpose, waited until 3am just so we can go to a grocery store. NO grocery store in Germany in opened 24/7. Some gasstations are and you have Latebuy shops in bigger cities, but that's it.

  73. You are absolutely right with this line cutting. Queueing annoys me, respectively annoyed me because there were allway some retirees running to the opening ccheckout like hell and i was thinking WTF, they have all time to do their shopping, why the fu.. are they doing it, when the normal working people want to shop after work ?! And years ago I rarely experienced that someone with a huge shopping would let me pass. But now it seems to change. I was let passing a few times and the queues are not so long anymore, because you can ring now if it is too long.
    And when there is a new checkout being opened I go there though I am last, because the time it takes to set up the system and the cashier is ready, those people in front of me would be yet at service. When the queueu is really long, then I wait for the masses to line up…

  74. I think the reason why Germans are so rude in the American way of judging is summed up in your previous videos. Germans do not socialize with strangers normally. They do not chit chat with other shoppers in line. There language is less colorful and descriptive, by structure of there sentences. We in the US because we make more contact and acknowledgement of others in line are more considerate with others in line in my opinion. What is fascinating is the drastic difference between Germans socially and Italians socially. So close geographically and yet so different.

  75. Rude or Not rude that is here the question ..okay People in US are very polite thats True.. and in my
    Eyes that is the result of the general Education of all anglo Saxian Children.
    Be always Friendly and Hide Your real emotions….Good for the People ,Good for you? Really??
    Okay the result is there had been Never existed and will be in Future No exist an American Citizen
    who had not a GREAT Weekend. Problems, Problems we have….

  76. The reason for literally running into new opened lines, although new in the old one, is simple: germans are more or less selfish and don't give a f*ck about other people (this is for the rhineland area, regional differences in behaviour are common and quite huge). Sorry – living myself in germany for over 40 years now and just honest about my "inmates" 😉 No need to sell the country to you, you know what's good and what's not so good in germany 😉

  77. the new register will need some time to set up. And you need to calculate for yourself if changing line really will help you. If you are at the end of the first line this is a no brainer. Because of that the people at the end will change first.

  78. That cutting ahead of others would NEVER work in my area!! Everyone would yell at the rude person. Americans, especially women are feisty and will not put up with this kind of rudeness.

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