Im München steht ein Hofbräufhaus

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Mike, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    In honor of our Transportsturmabteilungs 10th year of tyranny, I am hard at work drinking a six pack of Hofbräu Dunkel aus dem Hofbräufhaus im München.

    Das Hofbräufhaus is where the young Adlolf carried out his infamous (and eminently unsuccessful) beer hall Putsch. I can't think of a besser way to celebrate our brown blue shirts' 10th anniversary.

    Speaking of little Hitlers, I've only had issues with two liquor stores in 35+ years, and both are gov't owned municipal liquor stores staffed by affirmative-action specials. The woman tonight just kept trying to grab my wallet & twist it in my hands and simply would not keep her paws off of it long enough for me to position it so she could read my (gray & receding hair) birth date with her failing eyesight. I was completely unable to get either her or her worthless manager to understand that it is 100% unacceptable to grab at a customers wallet under any circumstances, so I left behind my unpurchased Elephants & Summit Red Ale & relocated to a nearby PRIVATE liquor store, where the staff completed the transaction politely and efficiently and Hofbräu Dunkel was substituted for the Elephants.

    Hofbräu Dunkel is much better served with sauerkrat & sausage by an efficent Mädchen in the actualHofbräufhaus, where you might have to climb over a bench or two to reach an unused end of a table.
     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I had one of the best travel experiences of my life in Munich about 20 years ago at Oktoberfest. And I don't even like beer! But the whole atmosphere -- the camaraderie, the singing, the oom-pah bands, the caparisoned horses, the loooong tables inside enormous decorated tents where fräuleins really did carry about 10 full beer steins altogether in one go, the laughter, especially when I said I didn't drink beer and they all teased me and told the gals to bring me the lemonade that children drink, even the food -- and that's saying something considering German cuisine! Honestly, it was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life.
     
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  3. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    It's simultaneously irksome and reassuring to hear that you had this problem with a liquor-store employee. A few weeks ago I bought a bottle of wine from the Trader Joe's in Park Ridge, IL. The employee, Rocky, who checked me out insisted on physically taking hold of my DL to check it. She turned it over, typed something into the POS (point-of-sale, though I was thinking something very different at the time) terminal, and finally handed it back to me about 20 seconds later.

    I have a bad habit of going with the flow to avoid drawing attention to myself, and commonly find myself getting angrier and angrier after the fact - both at myself for not pushing back and at the troublesome meat-puppet who hassled me in the first place.

    Out of curiosity, Mike, what did they say was their reason for playing grabby-hands with your wallet? All they need to see is the DOB line, right?
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    She was claiming she had bifocals & couldn't read it (BS -- I have trifocals & previously had bifocals for ~ 45 years), but she wouldn't keep her hands off it long enough to move it into a positon where she could read it.

    All they need is the DOB. Some stores like to scan it, but that is not a legal requirement & I don't permit it.
     
  5. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I haven't been carded in some time, but when I am I choose to be flattered. Of course, no one has ever made a grab for my wallet or my ID. That's kooky.
     
  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Brings back some great memories, the hafbrau house, marienplatz, kicking around with some Englanders I was traveling with and hostel-ing with during a school break. to call that stuff beer isn't quite descriptive....much better than beer... the serving frauleins were udderly amazing. I was in love....

    your experience with the liquor apparatchik reminds me of cost plus in Kalifornia. They want to scan your license, so I don't buy liquor there. alas, I know of no other place where you can purchase Wee Heavy.....
     

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