Is this just him or do Germans generally get that close to talk?
this always cracks me up
my parents came to Canada from Germany and pretty quickly adapted to the North American distance between people so I didn't know about it til we visited family in Germany
quite recently, I was at a lecture given by a darling young professor from Germany. Our dance troupe performed at the event and afterward he came to speak to me ... and got closer ... and I stepped back ... and he stepped closer ... and I stepped back ... til we'd gone around almost the entire lecture hall. Friends of mine started laughing when I passed them, moving backwards, while they were at the buffet.