I was in the bank asking about how to set up a bank account.
I was asked where I was from. I replied: “The UK”… Cue the woman serving me to give me a pity smile, the man serving someone else saying “the UK’s not quite in the EU” and the woman next to me at the desk saying:
“Ahh, ein Brexitflüchtling.”
– A Brexit-refugee
To be honest, I struggled to keep my composure. I wanted to say that there are so many other reasons for me being here in Hamburg; that Brexit actually never figured in my decision to leave the UK, it merely expedited it; that my career and my life had and would benefit from moving, regardless of this geo-political mess…
But my German is “nicht so gut” and so I smiled, said “ja” and smartly left, having made my appointment.