That being said, I have picked up a few German habits that even my husband teases me about sometimes. I love Brotzeit (ie. ‘bread time’, an evening meal of open-faced bread topped with cheese, cold cuts and sometimes pickles), Apfelschorle (carbonated mineral water mixed with apple juice) and Laugenstange (like a pretzel but straight). I always take reusable bags to the grocery store (otherwise you have to pay 20 cents per plastic bag), I recycle like it’s a sport, I ‘kipp’ the windows to let in fresh air (but not the rain) and eagerly volunteer to hit the 4-way flashing hazard lights button when there’s a traffic jam on the Autobahn (come on, Canada, let’s start this up, too!).
Schade, I’m only 55% German, according to the very lustig “how German am I” test from Hipstery.com. Below the average of 64%. See if you can beat my score, Nachmacher.