On another unrelated note, a friend directed me to this site through facebook. A brief perusal, and it has totally made my day.
Its mission statement puts its purpose rather well:
Meet the Germans–and find out what’s typical of them. What determines whether something is typical? Maybe when nearly everyone says: “Yes, that’s exactly how it is!” With Meet the Germans we want to explore what’s typical of Germany and German society. We’ll introduce people in different walks of life and try and find out what lies behind various German habits.
With sections on Bavaria, nordic walking, German humor, German obsession with Native Americans, dogs, and many other topics. As I look more closely at it, a lot of the pieces are written by reasonably famous (within Germany) writers, like Wladimir Kaminer, the Russian-born Jew whose stories of absurdity on life in Berlin (Russendisko among others) are generally delightful. His contribution is on the Germans and disorder. I quote:
Yesterday, I was in a street-corner pub and ordered a popular, down-to-earth German dish, the Strammer Max, a piece of bread topped with egg and ham. “But one slice of bread, please, not two,” I specified. “One slice not two? What do you mean? One, not two?” The waiter devoted serious thought to the matter, weighing up whether and how it would be possible to prepare a Strammer Max with one slice of bread rather than two. Despite his best efforts, it was beyond him. No, it was “a gastronomic dead end”. He seemed slightly disturbed as he stared at me. Of course, I immediately cancelled my order. It would be best for the Strammer Max to stay exactly as it was intended to be: with two slices of bread and two fried eggs on top.
I highly encourage you to take a look yourself. An humorous peak into the German national character.