Living in Germany can have its humorous
We were in the Tourist Information Center close to the Train Station in Stuttgart, Germany (where we lived for almost 4 years).
I overheard a guy asking a clerk for street map of the city--in English.
The clerk gave him a city guide with English translations of Points Of Interest. He opened the book and saw the fold out 'Stadtplan' (means 'City Map' in German).
He said 'I want one in English!'
But the street names are all German.' replied the assistant.
'OK FINE' replied the American - "where can I get a map with ENGLISH street names -how can I find my way around town?! I don't read German!"
I started to say something...then just smiled at the clerk, spoke
a few quiet words of apology for stupid Americans in German and went on about my way