Back from Europe
Here are some things I learned in Sweden, Germany and Denmark.
- If you are an airplane pilot, you should avoid communicating on the emergency frequency unless you have an actual emergency.
- In Sweden, marmalade comes in a flexible tube that looks like a really fat sausage.
- Swedes can’t handle spicy-hot food.
- Road warning signs are blue-and-yellow in Sweden, but red-and-white in Denmark.
- You can drive really, really fast on the Autobahn.
- Never drive in the left lane of the Autobahn unless you are actively passing somebody.
- When you ask at the cafeteria, “Gibt’s Fleisch dabei?”, and the guy says, “Nein, s’gibt kein Schweinfleisch”, don’t assume that he understood your question.
- If somebody at Oktoberfest challenges you to drink your one-liter Maßbier in twenty seconds, you should decline.
- If you vomit at Oktoberfest, they charge €25 to clean it up.
- You really don’t need to know that much information about lignite mining.
- Parking in Copenhagen is free on Sunday. Putting money into the machine is a waste.