Thursday, September 28, 2006

Differences #5

Floor names.

Here in Germany the first floor of a building is the second floor. What they call ground floor is what we call first floor. My name is Lisa and I live on the second floor. My apartment number is 208. About once a week I climb 2 flights of stairs, walk down the hall and get ready to insert my key into apartment 108 before realizing where I am and letting out a loud groan.

1 comment:

rjvon said...

Hi Lisa, I met you awhile ago in New York. I like your blog and I hope you're enjoying Germany. I was there a few years ago and didn't notice that the 1st floor is the 2nd floor. That's very confusing and would lead to constant button confusion on elevators (for me, at least).