What fun it is to shop!
Anybody know where this occurred or the language?
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The writing is definitely in German. Not sure they are clear with the location. It says “Market before Christmas.”
Unless LebenSmittel is the name of the Market. The wall and the smocks say We love LebenSmittel. LebenSmittel translates literally to food.
Oh, that was just fun!
Definitely German. Edeka seems to be the name of the market. See the big “E” and Edeka below that on every clerk’s sleeve? The final message is “Chrsitmas is tradition. Edeka wishes you a pleasure-filled holiday.” Below that is the Internet address for “More about Edeka/Christmas.”
Wikipedia says: The Edeka Group is the largest German supermarket corporation, currently holding a market share of 26%. Founded in 1898, it consists today of several cooperatives of independent supermarkets all operating under the umbrella organisation Edeka Zentrale AG & Co KG, with headquarters in Hamburg. There are approximately 4,100 stores with the Edeka nameplate that range from small corner stores to hypermarkets.
Thanks for sending this clip. It’s great fun for a Friday before Christmas.
I bobbed my head to the beat. Very cool!
Gail Gaymer Martin
It’s German alright. We travel there as often as we can. My husband speaks the language and I speak phrases mainly.
The video gave me a big smile and a foot-tapping experience. Thanks, Steve.
How fun! Somewhere between Sweden and Germany??
Edeka supermarket – Germany
a. Video titled Cashier Symphony
b. 13 cameras – 9 cashiers
c. 1 huge instrument – (computer, program, monitor screens and grocery scanners)
d. I bet it works like this, set each cashier station at a different scan tone that sounds off when when something is scanned
e. a computer program that makes an individual monitor screen at each cashier station display a red screen or a green screen (binary sequence off/on to monitors coordinated to each individual tone)
d. as a cashier operator you are instructed to NOT scan when red, when your screen displays green then scan your item (and keep smiling at all times)
e. beatbox effect obviously achieved by human vocals magnified through mic
f. store lights were dimmed to make computer monitors more visible, possibly add to ambiance and draw attention to that area
g. they all scanned at once at the end as a finale
This reminds me of the scene in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” when the humans learned to communicate with the aliens. Did you notice that you didn’t have to speak German to totally “get it”. It was obviously produced for the local German customers yet resonates globally to many different languages.
Those industrious and ingenious Germans, you gotta love em. I used to live in Nurnberg (Nuremberg to English speakers). North of Munich in the state of Bavaria. Christmas is a really big deal there. (for you painters Nurnberg is where Albrecht Durer is from.) I still have many friends in Germany, many have been able to visit the United States as guests at my residence and I in Germany at theirs. I highly recommend vacationing there if you can.
Hey isn’t Laube about as German as you can get! lol
Merry Christmas Steve and company, God Bless!
Yes, Laube is German. In fact my father was 100% German, the first in the family to marry a non-German. My grand-father was a Lutheran minister who preached a sermon in German and another in English in his church in Chicago, a church founded by my great-grandfather.
We pronounce the last name as “Lobby” but in German it is pronounced “La-oh-ba.” or in translation “arbor” or “an archway” like you see in this photo: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/90745634
In America, great grandfather started a blessed tradition, further carried on by successive generations, a good parents prayers answered. He may have even been carrying it on from the old country. As a young man I knew a number of very elderly Germans while living in Germany. Many had lived incredibly long blessed lives having been born in the 1800’s. I’m not sure why but I was honored that many wanted to share their life’s wisdom with me. I gratefully accepted. I consider the knowledge and wisdom of many lifetimes that I gained to be invaluable. I recognized a common thread among their stories. Among them was an unwavering faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, self discipline, acceptance of personal responsibility, thrift, selfless hard work, generosity and hospitality among many other positive attributes.
In my lexicon, along with my rather ineloquent German language skills Laube translates into English as arbor or pergola. In English, arbor or pergola can be easily interpreted as “shelter”. That is one of the things great grandpa, grandpa and successors freely gave to people when they likely needed it most. That doesn’t strictly mean a roof over their head. It could mean shelter from persecution, hunger, sickness, depression and so forth. Just giving mere hope to someone who has little or none can be monumental in their lives, something they will never forget.
I have always asked these folks and others I met when close to death to do something for me. I asked them, if in all the excitement, they could try to remember to tell Jesus that I love Him. Everyone said they would. I know someday I will see who remembered. (It’s OK if they forget because I have a very personal relationship every second of every day of my own).
This fine gospel song kind of sums it up.
In the way of righteousness is life; in its path there is no death.
Link to Close Encounters clip establishing communication between aliens and humans with tones as a language.