Thursday, May 31, 2007

Germans, eh?

We Brits do have our views of the Germans but even with those, this story does seem a little odd:

A German mistook a subway entrance for an underground car park and her vehicle got stuck on the stairs, police said on Wednesday.

The 52-year-old drove her Volkswagen Beetle across the pavement in central Duesseldorf and into the entrance where it ground to a halt about five steps down, police said.

Police estimated the damage at around 1,500 euros ($2,000).

We're used to them being efficient, humourless, warlike even, but stupidity isn't one of the things we associate with them now is it?

1 comment:

Akaky said...

I don't know about that; they do insist on starting wars they can't win, voting for people with odd mustaches, and eating sauerkraut on an empty stomach, all of which tells me that a good many of them dont score very high on the intelligence meter. I could be wrong about that, though, especially the sauerkraut thing.