My father is definitely stubborn. And although we have never met, I'm sure his father and grandfather were too.
All but one of my sisters and I are stubborn.
And my oldest sister is so stubborn, she won't even admit it!
This topic recently came up at a family get together, and, of course, we couldn't come to an agreement. Some of us said that it's a common trait of German people, while my older sister opposed.
So... we googled it.
And sure enough, it was listed as one of the stereotypical characteristics of Germans.
But I'll take one for the team. I'll accept the honor of being the most stubborn of us Haffners.
See, I embrace it. Not only is it my biggest weakness, but it is also my greatest strength. Whenever my boyfriend tells me that I am stubborn, I tell him that it's determination!
And to prove this to him and all of you, I would like to share a story. See, I essentially skipped 6th grade when I was first sick, and I returned in 7th grade. There were a handful of times that I was absent. Perhaps, I was sick and not feeling well. Or perhaps, I was milking it and not wanting to take a test. But my mother always gave in. So anyhows, in preparing for high school in 8th grade, we all had to meet with our guidance counselors. She had nothing but good things to say about my grades, but can you believe she was very critical about my school attendance. I couldn't believe her!
Perfect Attendance 4 years.
Yes, that's determination! Or so I think it is :o)
So... being stubborn/determined isn't that bad of a thing, right?
I'm right, right?
No, you're wrong.
Lass mich in ruhe :o)
Embrace it! I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't been so stubborn.
lots of love... little lisa lollipop
Embracing my German roots.
Prost & Zum Wohl!
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