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German Cheers Superstition

Context: The informant was speaking of German traditions and remembered this piece.   Piece: Informant: Another thing is this kind of funny if you don’t like look someone in the eyes when you’re like clinking your cups together you have bad sex for seven years. Collector: Where did you learn this from? Informant: That was learned… Continue Reading »

Eye Contact Following a Toast in Germany

The informant is a 51-year-old international businessman who has frequently traveled across Europe and Asia to meet with clients for the past 20 years. Over a relaxed nine holes of golf, I asked the informant if there were any dining customs or etiquette that have stood out to him throughout his travels. He went into… Continue Reading »