Test: Are you a typical German?
Posted 15. September 2009on:
Ok, let’s have a look:
When do you get up in the morning?
What colour are your walls?
What is your favourite book?
How often do you have sex?
How much alcohol do you drink?
According to a study published in the „Spiegel“ in spring this year, Frau and Herr Average from Germany get up at 6.23 am, Herr Germany drinks 540 glasses of alcohol and his wife half of that. In addition, the German couple has sex every third day and both enjoy reading Joanne K. Rowling’s best seller Harry Potter. They drive a Golf.
They usually paint their walls yellow and decorate with pictures of animals and the family.
For holiday they usually travel to another part of Germany. But if they go to another country then it’s Mallorca, and of course they take their only child “Alexander Müller” with them.
As for food, they have lunch every day at 12 noon and their favourite meals are “curry wurst”, “Spaetzle” and “Schnitzel”. They buy these at discount supermarkets such as Lidl and Aldi because for them, the most important aspect is that the food is cheap.
“Mensch” by Groenemeyer is their favourite song and they enjoy watching TV (more than three hours per day!).
But this study also found out that most Germans like to say they’re individuals. Nobody wants to be seen as a stereotype and especially not a German beer drinking, serious and Golf-driving pessimist.
Do the results of this study surprise you?
Personally, I like reading Harry Potter, too. I like Spätzle (naturally, coming from Baden-Württemberg). I usually buy groceries at Lidl (for financial reasons). But I would never ever paint my walls yellow and I am not particularly keen on beer, either.
What kind of German are you? Or in case you’re from a different country – how do you see the Germans?
And what do you think of slogans like “Geiz ist geil” or “Du bist Deutschland”?