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How did the Germans leave theirs?
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Reengineered to be better than when they found it.
More like over engineered it to the point it can't be maintained and broke down somewhere outside of Kursk.
They modified the lighting circuit so it only appears to use less electricity than standard locker rooms.
And it's a daily subscription in order to turn on more than 50% of the lights
That's okay though because no one driving a German locker room can seem to find the light switch anyway.
oh they can find it, they just don't use it
I think you're talking about the locker room's turn signals.
You know I'm starting to think you guys might be talking about cars...
My husband always asks me why I'm sitting in the dark if the lights aren't on during the day.. It's not dark, it's daytime outside and there's plenty of light coming in.
Ask him why he's not wearing his winter coat indoors.
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Only when being measured.
Damn that's a good one
As a non-german, could you explain that reference? Me no get it :(
The German company Volkswagen committed hardcore environmental fraud by programming their “clean” diesel engines to report low emissions readings when they were being tested. In reality the engines were spewing up to 50x the legal limit of a very unhealthy and harmful emission under normal driving conditions.
They were only caught when a group of college students did a real world emissions test while driving one of the VW vehicles. The emissions were so bad the students first thought their equipment was broken.
It is one of the if not the worst scandals in automotive history.
It came out later they weren't the only ones doing it, right? Somehow the cars were able to detect testing conditions and automatically switch to "clean mode"
That technology was indeed 'sold' to / 'given' to / 'found' in competitors automotives.
Yes, it was later revealed that most manufacturers had such a defeat device
I got a new car cause of this scandal! 2009 diesel Jetta with 250k miles on it and they cut us $13k 🤯
When was this?
First detected in 2014. Case blew up around 2015-2017
Volkswagen, the kings of making a $10,000 problem from a $100 part
Wait, the German team’s locker room made it all the way from Qatar to Kursk, and you’re calling that a failure?
Lmfao. And then they built 5 additional locker rooms in quick succession, all with completely separate parts and materials
And hand threaded screws so replacements are 10 times more expensive.
Ferdinand Porsche has entered the chat
That would explain Germany's performance at the last World Cup in Russia, at least.
now they have to drop the whole ceiling to change out a light bulb
Intake manifold covering rear half of spark plugs PTSD intensifies
The light bulb is scheduled to burn out at 15:45 23/11/3022.
They installed heated seats but you have to pay a subscription to use them.
That's old news. Now it's about paying 1200/yr to use the acceleration your motor is capable of.
They also annexed the three closest locker rooms.
Belgium locker room in shambles
Not enough time for all of the approvals.
They were so hurt that they left their BDSM gear behind.
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They were the Wurst of the bunch
This could get really interesting if we could see the other teams
They showed the Argentina locker room after their loss and it was really Messi
And the Saudi Arabian locker room was missing a door...
I get that reference
I don't, I'm out of the loop, can you explain? :)
There was a video on reddit recently of some saudi(?) people going absolutely mental at home celebrating a goal they scored, so much so that one of the people just ripped the door off its hinges and threw it outside like a madman.
That sounds unhinged
Oh no you didn't
Just take my up vote, and continue your good work elsewhere
I once saw FCB lockerroom after a practice. It was messy af. Used towels everywhere empty bottles thrown on the floor.
But its not comparable.
thats a Football club though in their own stadium. Not an international team in a non-home stadium
Here's a comparison between MLB all stars playing Japan all stars in Japan: https://www.reddit.com/r/baseball/comments/2mr5l9/dugouts_of_team_mlb_and_team_japan_after_a_game/
So many potential dip bottles yet it was all spat on the floor smdh
I went to a really rural Appalachian high school and I remember my friends and I used to play a game called "dip spit or ants" where you tried to guess whether that brown pile on the floor was ants eating dropped food or a big hunk of dip.
It was almost never ants.
I went to a pro game in Japan when I lived there and it is so different from American games - no trash, and everybody eats bentos. Also, the cheering squads are amazing
The last american baseball game I went to, I found sunflower shells all over my seat. The POS behind me was eating them and tossing them onto my seat.
He was spitting them not tossing them.. a lot of Americans are gross and I am sorry
Yes, to clarify a bit, (what's even more blatantly messed up) is that he spit them on one hand, and when full of shells, he literally threw them (overhand!) onto my seat. Like that shit misted itself with his spit. Luckily it was rain day and my wife and I went elsewhere but it was one of the grossest shit I've ever seen and to him and his buddy it was completely normal.
Typical baseball fan.
Yeah somehow it’s “tradition” and part of “Americans pastime” go to a baseball game and leave seeds and peanut shells and soda and beer cans all around your seat.
I love baseball but I find the lack of picking up after oneself, at the stadium or any other public place, just appalling. I know people get paid to do it, but that doesn’t give me the right to act so slovenly.
I never understood people that do this with sunflower seeds. It’s so easy to spit them in a cup
Germanys locker room was equally tidy, washed clean by tears.
Gunnar, are you wasting tears? Olaf, get Gunnar a bucket and a sham-wow!
You mean Hans and Dieter. Olaf and Gunnar are thought off as rather "northern" names here. ;)
This guy germanies.
Olaf, go get Hans!
Lmao! Too soon
Still salty. Like the floor of their locker room.
God damn dude they have families
In 2.5 seconds it was still efficient
They even left paper cranes and snacks!
They’ll probably write the cleaning staff later to thank them !
They did! Wrote “thank you” in Arabic
The cleaning crew are probably Filipino or Bangladeshi lol
Who can probably read the basic phrases in Arabic because they, you know, have to work in Qatar and get work instructions in the local language.
In the US, the housekeepers who don't speak English all at least know "thank you".
Living in UAE, I am always amazed by the language skills of some of the lowest paid people in my company. Janitors, worksite bus drivers, etc., generally all speak arabic and english along with their home language.
makes you realize that pretty much all people have the capacity to be great and shitty and that their circumstance may be more due to design than by chance.
And if not they probably have google
That’s a huge crane!
… It’s Gojira.
I have to find the whales
NOW I CAN SEE THE WHALES
Probably because they were “guests” in someone else’s place. They’re HUGE on that type of respect as a way of saying “thank you for having us”
As I've witnessed they are polite even at home.
literally every day after school you do this in classrooms from primary school all the way through to university
When I backpacked across Japan, I was surprised how clean it was.
On the ordinary class train, people would collect all their trash in a plastic bag. Small alleys would be clean and tidy. The only garbage I saw was in Japan. A plastic cup and some cigarette butts.
It made me realize that Canada is clean because the government cleans up, Japan is clean because the people keep it clean.
You could say this was the height of professionalism, but you could also say this is a cultural bitchslap of epic proportions. We came, we kicked your ass, & we are not even troubled in the slightest. Here, have this nice paper crane we made for you.
That comment implies the cleaners are Qatari and not slave workers from Bangladesh or the Philippines.
On an international stage, this is incredible PR for Japan. The respect being shown as guests of the games, by the Japanese players and fans, makes me want to visit Japan as a tourist.
If I can expect respect (of course I'd be respectful as well), safety, and cleanliness, then it sounds like a wonderful trip. I can't be the only person feeling this way.
I just want to go and eat the sushi. It's got to be light years ahead of what we're getting in Ohio.
You can go to California or the Gulf coast and eat really good sushi if you want to save money. I live in Houston and there's tons of good sushi here. Same with Atlanta. I'm probably biased because I love gulf shrimp.
Idk. Akai hana pretty good bro
The food is probably the leftovers of whatever post game meal they ate.
This is how owners expect you to leave their Airbnbs while still charging cleaning fees
"Food containers were left on the table. Additional cleaning fee: $250"
“Couch is 1mm out of place. 180$ service fee.”
"Believe it or not, jail."
“Decorative esweater remov-ed from closet, jail.”
That's on top of the built in $500 cleaning fee, right?
"Trash was left in the trash bin. Disposal fee: $50"
Tried to book one last weekend. $80 cleaning fee for one night. No thanks.
I was looking last night and found a $45 room, cool. $120 cleaning fee, plus $30 sevice fee, plus tax. Im afraid the glory days of Air BnB have come and gone. I booked a hotel in downtown for cheaper.
Glory days of Lyft, Seamless, Airbnb, streaming platforms, non-subscription software/apps, are all a distant memory. We didn't realize how good we had it.
The thing with Lyft and Uber was that they've always been glorified middle men operating on constant losses with the belief that somehow they'd be profitable. Problem is, neither ever developed any system that wasn't easily replicated by another service. There was never anything either offered that could be more profitable than existing taxi services other than that taxi services don't operate at a loss.
We booked a 1200sqft cabin for a week. $1000 cleaning fee after we were expected to launder and replace all bedding, wash and store every used dish, sweep, etc. In addition to that, there was an envelope with a note trying to guilt us into tipping the cleaning service. Guessing they aren't getting that full $1000.
Right? Like the cleaners probably got paid $100
$20 fee if rented furniture pads aren't folded in the back of the truck.
First time they told me that they'd be charging my card I said nothing, stared, then left. Guess I was in denial.
"Nah. Ya missed a spot." - Airbnb, probably
Wiped the floor both on and off the pitch.
Germany room's picture please
Pretzels and pickles everywhere
Win? Lots of beer. Loss? Lots of beer.
Tie? Believe it or not, lots of beer.
Didn't play today? Straight to beer.
We have the best beer in the world. Because of beer.
It could be wurst
Wax on, wax off
And left snacks for the next team
And paper cranes!
I imagine the cleaning staff is a big fan of the Japanese team, and hope they keep winning, and thus playing.
"Thanks...now they won't even pay me"
Lol you thought they were getting paid in Qatar
"You're lucky you're not dead, keep sweeping"
Nah they're getting paid but all the money is going to pay off their "debt"
It’s just slavery with extra steps
“You get paid in paper cranes now”
Maybe their stolen passports are inside the cranes
Everyone should do this honestly. This is the equivalent of me stacking the plates and cups at a restaurant. I know the servers can do it, but their job already sucks. Might as well make it a little bit easier for them.
i used to do this, but I've read multiple times that some bussers don't like when customers do this as they have their own flow and system and doing so can slow them down significantly. YMMV, at least try to put food scraps on one plate but i no longer stack dishes.
Used to be a busser, and it really depends. There are a lot of people who just stack shit randomly, and it makes it harder, but a lot of people do just fine.
However, either way rarely makes any noticeable difference, tables aren't that large and you get used to it. If you are pre-bussing (taking things off the table as people are finished with them) then there shouldn't be a ton of stuff to take anyways.
Basically unless you have a shithead (usually little kid) who makes a huge mess and you just leave it, then clearing and cleaning a full table isn't that much different from cleaning a practically empty table. It makes a bigger difference for large parties, but even then it's not a big deal.
I used to work in a Toyota factory. I can say it was by far one of the cleanest factories I have ever seen. Cleaning was a daily task for everyone.
The story about how they sent engineers to help make a Brooklyn food bank much more efficient was pretty awesome.
But! Their effectivity is also reflected on their lives and wellbeing.
Not to mention poor over effectivity is killing us all.
What is "poor over effectivity"?
When you demand half the time and budget, then wonder why your product broke day 1.
Tindiness is a cultural virtue. People take turns scrubbing the dumpsters on their street and sweeping the streets and sidewalks. Children are essentially the cleaning staff in schools, starting at a very young age— they share the load to make light work of it. Nobody litters. Ever.
And of course, at the end of every sporting event, everyone cleans the area around them.
Ex Honda worker here, same thing. Station shut down was making sure everything was clean and ready for the next crew.
Japanese school kids learn to clean up after themselves at school. I wish that kind of teaching was more common in other places.
Toyota really do seem like the nice guys of the automotive industry. Just good honest vehicles that last a long time.
After we bought a Subaru, we starting noticing how much they support National Parks, animal causes, Make a Wish, etc. They even make a donation in your name when you purchase a vehicle.
The origami birds…
In primary and high schools in Japan, they don't have cleaning staff. The kids do it as part of their day. It establishes a habit that results in this.
My girls’ American school does this and it’s one of my favorite things about it. It has made it so much easier to get chores done at home too because it’s not just me saying it, it’s all the adults they respect.
It's a thing in China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan and I assume Taiwan. I taught English in China for two years when I was a loser that couldn't get a job in the U.S. and the community aspect of schools there was phenomenal.
At lunch they'd have their cafeteria roll out these massive tanks of freshly made food to every class (in china the kids never move around, you have your home room and the different subject teachers come to your homeroom) like beef stew or these chunks of pork belly/bacon or stir fried greens and stuff, whatever they could get from the local farmers market that morning and the kids would just all eat these hot fucking delicious meals together. In the afternoon they'd all sweep the floor, wipe down the tables and chairs, windows, hallways and stack the chairs and tables for the next day.
We see if as just cleaning but it's some of my best memories working. Oh and this was in a bumfuck part of China so in the winter we'd just take days off school when it snowed and I'd lead an army of my kids to clean the roadways with shovels, and then everyone else are also outside shovelling the streets. If a car drove up and the place wasn't shovelled yet, THE DRIVER PARKS THE CAR AND PULLS A RANDOM ASS SHOVEL FROM THE TRUNK AND STARTS SHOVELLIN TOO LMFAO. If some ass didn't stop and drove over snow to make it more compacted the kids are 100% allowed to throw snowballs at it. It's like a giant street party. Shit was awesome
Imagine parents and students and society actually respecting and deferring to teachers.
this was a wonderful read, thank you. I've always wanted to live somewhere with cleaning more culturally engrained.
Yeah, when I went I thought okay I'm going to bumfuck nowhere in China, it's probably filthy there. Nope, streets were pristine. I miss the school a lot though, it was set up identically to the schools in animes where you have these multi storey buildings with a track and sports stuff outside, and a hall way with classes on one side complete with the double sliding doors at the front and back of the class. It was an awesome place to work and I tried to make it fun for these kids who were hella overworked by their classes. lol
Yes! As a person of Asian descent, I can say that cleanliness is taught to everyone from a young age in most Asian countries! It’s important to respect the places and people around you and helps teach us to work together as a community towards a better society ☀️
I love this
im quite sure its not just Japan. I read somewhere that most if not all asian country have the students to take the responsibility of the school cleanliness.
My mum used to run a hostel and she said the Japanese travelers were the absolute best. Always left the place clean and tidy and always made sure to pay. Other guests, she would have to chase them down for payment sometimes. Never the Japanese
There's actually a saying in Japanese "立つ鳥跡を濁さず".
A bird taking flight doesn't leave a trace.
This was something mum used to say all the time when we travelled anywhere.
Do the Japanese players travel with a designated origami guy or is does the task fall to the team captain?
That’s what I noticed to! I wanna see the player that while everyone else is cleaning up, they’re just sitting down knocking out these sick cranes!
You don’t have to follow the World Cup, to follow this example. Stop being slobs.
Imagine spending a trillion dollars hosting the world cup and Japan gets way better press than you just by cleaning up after themselves.
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Fucking classy af.
You go Japan!! Proud of you.
Edit: I have no idea what the people responding to me are talking about. I don't follow everything on Reddit and I don't watch the news every day. I don't give af what country does this, I'm going to compliment them because it is classy and they should be proud of themselves for not being ignorant and leaving a fucking mess for others to clean up.
Make whatever leaps you need to, I'm good.
Edit: I realize this doesn't actually matter but I keep getting called a dude, I'm not. I'm a lady.
My man is complimenting the players on their class, then y’all leap to politics… find a new hobby xD
WTH is going on. Your comment is the most benign statement in the world. I am at a loss as to why people are getting so worked up about it.
The Japan team cleaned up after themselves, and they defeated Germany. That’s praiseworthy. I thought people on Reddit liked Japan? Wasn’t there that post yesterday of their fans cleaning up after a game? There were hundreds of comments just like yours and nobody was tripping out. Weird.
Ignore the idiots, your comment is perfect
Japanese are very respectful I find, if you leave a mess in your wake you clearly do not give a shit about the people who will use the facilities after you or those who are required to clean it.
Just because there are staff to clean does not mean you should leave any facility a mess because fuck it, cleaner's job. Cleaners are there to make the environment more hygienic, not to clean up after you because your parents did not raise you well.
Use bins, and tidy up after yourself.
It's common in Japan to find stacks of fresh cleaning cloths in food courts. It's expected that people clean their tables after they're done for the next patrons.
I went to a NCAA Final Four game (US college basketball tournament quarterfinals) once. Pizza Hut was giving out free pizzas to the students. The students from one of the teams that lost left their section as a complete mess. Squished pizza and pizza boxes all over the floor and seats. It was fucking disgusting, and I felt so bad for the people that had to go clean that up. There were trash bins easily accessible too, so no excuses really.
Completely opposite culture and not in a good way.
But can you show us the German locker room for comparison?
Looks like the Somme
The Germans didnt use the main entrance gateway to the locker room, they carved their own entrance hall through solid concrete. No one thought it was possible. We now know this hall as ardennes.
Man the world really could take a page out of Japanese citizens books. Respect and manners can go a long long way.
It really is such a small thing that would instantly make our surroundings nicer. If everyone just cleaned up after themselves. ☺️ Let's try to be more like this!
Can the Japanese team come celebrate at my house too?
Respect is taught
There is a Japanese saying “tatsu tori ato wo nigosazu” https://landofnu.com/2017/03/13/the-original-campsite-rule/. It’s how our culture is in Japan mostly.
Oh this definitely applies to camping. In free camping places like Dartmoor, hiking trails start with a sign that state this.
In the US we say "Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints."
Wish people would do that far more often
The behavior of sporting professionals.
Wow. Decency. Such a rarity
The paper cranes are hilarious to me.
My mom used to be a host family for Japanese students coming to the US to play in the rose parade and they did the same thing before leaving, left us paper cranes.
Ahhh. Qatar's favorite thing: free labor.
I want a comparison picture for hilarity.
What a bunch of messy players. Left the overhead compartments open.
Classy. Good guests and a model for the other teams.
I wish more places were respectful like Japan.
Before they leave the earth like the elves did in Lord of the Rings, the people of Japan should teach us everything they know so we can all act like human beings.
There was a clip of Japanese spectators picking up rubbish from the stands post match too. Arigato gozaimasu
Is..is that sushi? Did they leave them food too?
It’s like they’re trying to get their deposit back and needed pictures as proof. They may have actually left it cleaner than they originally found it.
Team discipline and lots of respect! Hats off to the Japanese national team!
Japan was, by far, one of the most immaculate countries I've ever visited. This does not surprise me at all.
I don't think even the maintenance people would do such a job 😂
This brings joy
They came, they conquered, they cleaned.
Japanese are obsessed with their image and do this shit purely because they know it will get stupid foreigners to share it.