I am getting good at keeping a straight face when I really want to laugh.
Today, I did not laugh when my colleague secretly confessed that he bought his Corrs CD from the pirates. Nor, when another male colleague distributed chocolates because he was pregnant.
You see, they patiently correct me when I say things like “Wurde Sie mÃ¶gen einige nutten?” which apparently means “Would you like some prostitutes?”. And all I wanted to do was offer some nuts. Nutten is prostitutes, NÃ¼sse is nuts!! In my defence, you can make a lot of German plurals by adding an -en at the end.
So, I have a strong reason not to laugh. But go on, you can have a laugh.