Wie finden die Deutsche die Amerikaner?. Gibt es Vorurteile? Gibt es Meinungen?. Die Deutsche sagen, die Amerikaner .….
Life is good. Elder Lofthouse is learning to cope with German culture and language, and is a bit frustrated by both, but is making good progress. It is interesting to see the difference between my mannerisms in dealing with people in comparison to his American tendencies. I´m surprised by the changes Germany has worked on me. It doubly makes me slightly proud to be more European, and regretful to be less cheerful. I appreciate smiling less and getting things done more. I believe (although this could be false) that happy Germans don´t smile as much with their mouths, but more with their countenance. Of course they smile still, just not as much. A family in the ward, the Baumanns, told us that Europeans think Americans smile fakely. I did genuinely smile more at home than now, but I´d concurrently say I´m more content and, perhaps more cheerful, while smiling to myself less. So Elder Lofthouse has somewhat of a culture shock.
Sie haben es immer eilig.