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One Friday night in Berlin

Just had an incident. Noticed a neon green bug with long feelers sitting on a tube of cream next to my bed. Picked up tube and rushed to window with the aim of shaking off bug. [Was pretty grossed out.] Shook tube out window, pulled it back and noticed to my dismay that neon green bug had not fallen to the sidewalk as planned but was in fact on its way up the tube just about to crawl onto my hand. Let out a yelp, shook tube once more and – oops! – tube went flying out of the window and bounced on the sidewalk, one story down.

Ran to door, pulled on sneakers whilst hopping on one leg, ran down stairs and out through the huge double doors that lead into the courtyard where Ragnheiður’s flat is. A guy standing outside the bar next to Ragnheiður’s building looked at me nonplussed and said:

“Hey, du hast deine Zahnpaste verloren.”*

* Hey, you lost your toothpaste.



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  • prussia June 20, 2009, 5:57 am

    Oh those kooky Germans. Such jokesters :p

  • CarolQ June 21, 2009, 7:21 am

    What was your toothpaste doing next to your bed?

    I can just imagine not thinking and you smeared it under your eyes as a conditioner or maybe as a hand lotion. The visual is funny to think of. Ohh, maybe your tube of hand lotion is in the medicine cabinet waiting to be squeezed on your tooth brush.

  • alda June 21, 2009, 5:07 pm

    Carol – It WASN’T toothpaste. They just thought it was.