One of my friends just returned from two weeks in Germany, a trip taken officially under the auspices of a week-long mathematical conference, but unofficially to drink fantastic beer served glasses roughly the size of a Volkswagon.
Cause and effect
“Those Germans sure have a racket,” she commented on her return.
“How so?” I asked.
“Well, you can buy beer everywhere there — in taverns, in restaurants, in malls, at church, you name it. Excellent beer in giant glasses. And cheap, too.”
“How is that a racket?” I asked, thinking that such a description universally applied to the concept heaven might cause one to re-evaluate one’s stance on atheism.
She smiled wryly. “Because in Germany, you have to pay to use the toilet.”
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She also sent me a picture of the sign for a German lingerie shop that translates surprisingly well.