Friday, April 11, 2008

Früher war alles besser

This is the kind of experience that is so cliched that people usually dismiss it as fiction. 

My wife, child and I were standing at the Bochum train station yesterday morning, on our way to Berlin, and we got talking to an old couple. About five minutes into the conversation, the woman started telling us about how bad times had gotten to be: she had her money stolen by three black women. The husband (he had served in the German army during WW2) piped in with a wistful smile: "you know, that was the great thing about Adolf's time; such a thing would have never happened." Burn those mean green mothers from outer space.