Following an 18-month study of expat online support groups, the Luxembourg Wurst has uncovered a shocking pattern of expats being forced to suffer from inconveniences – nearly every day.
While the inconveniences range from tiny and nearly imperceptible to minor and terribly silly, all of them are serious, say the expats themselves.
“This is a huge problem,” explains outspoken expat advocate Enrique Aduna. “Whether it is transport or child care, shopping or leisure, many of our expectations are not fully met at all times.”
Cristal Larsen says that she wanted to sign her children up for a summer sports camp. The website was in English, but when she downloaded the registration form, it was in French.
“Is this normal in Luxembourg? How do I report this?” she said.
Amit Haris says that the construction workers across the street from his apartment sometimes begin working as early as 6:53 a.m. instead of seven o’clock.
Linnea Simone says that when she and her family were at a swimming pool, another family put their towels uncomfortably close to hers.
Phil Smallwood says that when he got home from the supermarket, he discovered that several discounts that he should have received were not applied.
Mirella Mirtani says that while she was jogging on a sidewalk, a little dog ran in front of her and nearly caused her to fall down.
Guy Klaark says that when he went into a petrol station, the cashier asked him if he wanted to buy a chocolate bar even though he is on a diet.
Aisha Garms says that her children’s creche wants to charge her for three days when the children will not even be there.
Roy Moody says a waiter brought him a one-liter bottle of sparkling water although he ordered a one-liter bottle of still water.
Theresa Shamlin says that she had to pay an additional 15 euros to have the delivery men install her new washing machine.
Kent Ulli says he was crossing the street when he dropped his phone.
Alisa Faust says her neighbor sings Belgian love ballads at unusual hours.
Marc Io says his internet is too slow.
Xenia Milos says her electric scooter is too fast.
“We expats want to know two things, and we want to know them now,” says expat advocate Aduna. “Is this normal in Luxembourg, and how do we report it?”
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