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Posted by mzuckerm

I was recently reminded of a picture I saw when I was traveling with my wife and a friend in Italy in the Spring.  I think it was in Bologna, but we had been traveling for about a week and needed to wash our clothes.  So we found a convenient laundromat and started to do so.  Everything looked more or less like the laundromats I've used in the United States, except all the directions were in Italian, there was a vending machine that sold beer, and we found the an instructional image (attached below) placed prominently on the wall.  I can only assume they've had trouble with people stripping their clothes off and washing them.  Weird.
 

You'd think this would go without saying.
Posted by mylifeforAiur

Apparently you can get a beer at McDonalds^^

Posted by armaan8014

oh my

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Posted by astrotriforce

Hahahaha. Awesome. 

Posted by CptChiken
@mylifeforAiur said:
" Apparently you can get a beer at McDonalds^^ "
Ive heard that too... hope its true.
Posted by HandsomeDead

I remember my economics teacher saying no one pays their taxes, or at least not fully what they owe, and every year, Italy comes in way under everyone else in EU finances or something because of it.

Posted by BraveToaster
@CptChiken said:
" @mylifeforAiur said:
" Apparently you can get a beer at McDonalds^^ "
Ive heard that too... hope its true. "
It is true. I was stationed there for 2 years.
Posted by Ghostiet

And the women have hairy armpits. Men are hairy in general.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@mylifeforAiur said:
" Apparently you can get a beer at McDonalds^^ "
That explains why Europe doesn't have a drinking problem: you can get drunk at McDonald's. It's like a highway to rock bottom.
Posted by gabha

Another wierd thing is that that's a correct, non-google translated Arabic sentence.

Posted by CptChiken
@Axxol said:
" @CptChiken said:
" @mylifeforAiur said:
" Apparently you can get a beer at McDonalds^^ "
Ive heard that too... hope its true. "
It is true. I was stationed there for 2 years. "
Excuse me, i must be going now...
Posted by Ace829
@Ghostiet said:
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And the women have hairy armpits. Men are hairy in general.

"
Isn't that France?
Posted by HandsomeDead
@Ace829 said:
" @Ghostiet said:
"

And the women have hairy armpits. Men are hairy in general.

"
Isn't that France? "
I immediately think of Greece.
Posted by Ghostiet
@HandsomeDead said:
" @Ace829 said:
" @Ghostiet said:
"

And the women have hairy armpits. Men are hairy in general.

"
Isn't that France? "
I immediately think of Greece. "

In Polish, Italy is Włochy. Włochy basically means "hair". I gotta say this name sums it up pretty nice.

Posted by mzuckerm
@HandsomeDead: I've heard that too.  I think large parts of southern Europe are kind of similar.  My impression when I was in the south of France was that laws were often viewed more as guidelines.  So it was very common to see teenagers jumping turnstiles at the metro, for instance, even when the police was around.
Posted by SeriouslyNow

 
Yes it's real.
Posted by mzuckerm
@SeriouslyNow: That's definitely a winner.
Posted by agentboolen

Wow Italy sounds like a wonderful place!!  This is my most wanted place to go to currently, to bad our US money is like board game money there right now with the shitty economy!!!

Posted by mzuckerm
@agentboolen: It's actually not that bad now, at least compared to this time last year.  As bad as our economy is right now, it's mostly worse in Europe.  I think the unemployment rate in Spain right is around 20%.
Posted by iam3green

i've been there twice. it was a great place to go. they have the best food ever. i find that pretty funny. i've always wanted to go to a laundryman and do what the picture does. it looks like it might be fun. 
 
i went to mcdonalds i didn't know you could get beer there. i think that it was better than in america.

Posted by agentboolen
@mzuckerm:  So the transfer rate for money isn't that bad for US - Italy right now?  Seems like that has been the big problem.  But yea one day i'll be taking a really long flight to there, it seems totally worth it.
Posted by mzuckerm
@agentboolen: Check it out.  It's actually a bit worse than I thought (it's recently gone up a bit), but as you can see it's definitely down from last year.
Posted by agentboolen
@mzuckerm:  Ha I got to say i would be lying if I told you I understood that chart.  It seemed a bit complicated to me.  Are you able to tell what the american $ gets over there?
Posted by Rothbart

Yeah, it's pretty nice here. And getting drunk really isn't that big of a thing, the only people who get really drunk are the American students who go out partying all night >_>

Posted by goodwood
@agentboolen: 1.38 in USD is 1 Euro. so you are paying 38 cents more for each dollar.
Posted by agentboolen
@goodwood: Thanks thats what I was thinking but was really not that sure.  Makes sense now.
Posted by eroticfishcake

Bologna huh? I was there once to see Metallica live (wasn't my choice really) and got a massive ass cramp. After the gig my friend passed out from exhaustion so I had to look for taxi and drag his sorry arse back to hotel. 
 
I'm pretty sure some people thought I was some foreigner preying on young men. Good day that was.