Care for a nice German whine?
I need to find some peace and quiet, God! I hate this stinking diet!
It doesn’t work, I’m still not thin, the dog pooped in the house again…
This choir in Germany has strung together a list of everyday gripes about everything from lousy weather and bad services to poor leaders and unfaithful husbands, and surprise, they’re a musical hit!
The group has 140 members and claims to be the biggest complaint choir in the world, with songs such as “These Pretzels are too Salty” and “These Lederhosen cut off my Circulation…” I’m just guessing at those titles, since I don’t gripe in German.
Anyhow, their success seems partly due to the fact that Germans appear to be among the world’s best complainers.
But so are Americans, which makes me wonder why we don’t have one here. This is all very frustrating. There isn’t a complaint choir in my area, and I can’t find any way to complain about it.