On the way to the first Shop, you have to think of the story you get told: from that nice German who was invited by the exuberant Turkish family next door for dinner and a gift of thanks. Confectionary, cordial, but not particularly.
The next day, he found a huge box of chocolates in front of the door, which shamed him so, that he responded with fine bottles of wine. The Turkish family has found something even more Expensive, and so the gift of escalated purchase, up to the extent of, since it is the cute German with meta-communication tried. But it helped nothing, because the Turks next door in a gift-or-shame-spiral were trapped, and it is not even conceivable, was, the nice German, according to his gifts, not with so much more luxurious to shame against gifts.
And everything else
in Short: The basic feeling on the way to the Bahnhofstrasse, the epitome of luxury, Protestantism and decadence, has a tendency to be Suspicious. You said to set, what to expect: high-stressed seller, impatient customers, quengelnde children, differently: thief engage in the Christmas and their obligatory purchases as an epicenter of greed, Frustration, and hypocrisy.
What's not can't stand journalists at the reality: That this behaves just as you planned. With sinister intentions was to come here, and then write the mother of all capitalism's critics to describe derisively the rich misery, his disgust more columns to expand. But it all comes out different. Because the people on the Bahnhofstrasse from the rays of an obnoxious, in a good mood. Grandparents laughing with grandchildren, couples kiss with a lascivious detail, and also the Individual marching happily.
In the stores, it will be even worse. Seller inside joke with your customers, wrapping the inner code a pack, one word gives the other and the longer one conducts research after the confirmation of his gloomy Thesis, the more you do not need to realize, that something is true of.
Give makes happy
All sorts of studies confirm that gift are happier than the recipient. And as far as you can tell, not strictly scientific, but easy on the Bahnhofstrasse, and have the studies right. It begins with the Einpackerin. As you take your customers as true: "people get very stressed and very relaxed," she says with a cheerfulness that is free of any vanity, especially as you say next: "It's nice for you, the gifts to wrap."
The feisty woman who had a book to wrap up, told in a precise and enthusiastic – a not so-frequent combination – you have bought for your beloved uncle a biography of Joachim Gauck. So, the intrepid Pastor who served as Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany and Stasi-hunter the collective injustice of his East German home researched.
The Raised rejoice in the gifts that you have purchased for the donee: A child admired Were at a Christmas.
The next man that dares to address, says with an enviable joy in himself, he had purchased a majority and then "two small gifts for children". Without wishing to him with the further studies of harass, you would have congratulated him the best, because big, so expensive gifts nearly always arise from a lack of imagination and proximity, the credit card statement compensated for the lack of interest in the Opposite. A light novel about the British Queen, who learns to love reading, that makes more glad than an expensive music system.
And so it goes throughout the afternoon: The Raised features on the gifts that you have purchased for the donee. It makes you happy because you will make others happy.
And with each conversation, the grumpy mood more melts. You do not need to keep to yourself, not to succumb to a buying frenzy. Instead, you can buy a Hot Dog. With Ketchup and mustard.
Oh well, nothing else.
Created: 08.12.2019, 21:56 PM