I was buying a card at a local shop and, as what happens so much these days, the transaction was going fine until the cashier said something in German I didn’t understand. I apologised and said my standard line “Ich sprehe nicht gut Deutsch”. The cashier replied in English, “I’m so sorry I didn’t realise, it’s just you look very German.”
I have no idea how I am supposed to react to that. Am I supposed to be happy that I apparently blend in so well to German society or should I be upset that I don’t look foreign enough so that people will immediately realise that I don’t speak German?
Instead I just said “Umm.. thanks.”