Re: my relocation bundle
Well, maybe a couple of words, but not enough to hold a conversation or to explain what I needed. Also all the paper work was in German, so understanding the language or having somebody explain the small print to you, so you know what you are signing for is important.
In a small village in the middle of Bavaria, not many people speak English. They learnt a few words at school, but there again most of us learnt French at school and I could probably not remember more than a couple of phrases and a couple of swear words. If you don't use a language regularly, you won't remember it when you need it and somebody working in a small branch office in the middle of Bavaria for 30 years won't usually have had much practice at English.