Thursday, 13 October 2016
Yes: There's always Something...naked...
In Germany we say: "With a tear in the buttonhole". You say "With a tear in the eye" - ours might come from the parsimony of 1 tear in the buttonhole of a suit - a more manly version of showing feelings :-)
This morning a Berlin radio moderator announced the winner of a competition - prize: a voyage to Cuba with the whole team - task: the chef has to come to work stark naked. (No place for a buttonhole or a tear). Winner: a doctor who will come nude to the surgery - and work that way - all day long.
That doctor volunteered - argument: "As a dermatologist my patients have to undress in front of me too - so it's only fair."
I hope that the few doctors I have will be able to pay their travels with the money they earn from us private patients (One handshake: 150 Euros, in combination with a smile: 250 Euros).
Why the tear in my buttonhole (or on the Gaura on my balcony - took a photgraph yesterday - it is still raining - but isn't it lovely?)
Well - at the moment I have lots of work to do. That's why I'll change the style of my posts - at least for a while - to shorter impressions.
As the sign on German phone boxes in the Sixties urged:
"Make it brief!" (Haha - I :-) - anybody knocking at the glass door?)