Reuben reports from Germany.

This post was written by Reuben Bard-Rosenberg on June 30, 2010
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Just made it to Germany today for my first holiday in ages, and there are some things I like about it.

1) People smoke on overground stations. Back in England I have smoked on virtually every overground station in London (being careful not to stand near any non smokers) but everyone else keeps to the silly rules and refuses even to go to an empty part of the platform and light up.

2) due to lower taxes tobacco is half the price. I intend to bring back a decent amount for personal consumption and thus avoid a punitive and regressive sin tax.

3) the hotel in which I am staying (go ahead and sneer you ‘left’ puritans) has given us massive pillows. This is extremely considerate given that my girlfriend has a massive face.

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Seth

Reuben, on point 2, this must be the first time I’ve ever heard you advocating lower taxation. Oh, how I laughed…

#1 
Written By Seth on June 30th, 2010 @ 10:53 pm
DavidR

Sounds a bit more chilled out than it was on my first visit to Germany around 1980 where I note that some of the natives would stand at traffic lights on empty roads at 3 in the morning to wait to be given orders to cross…

#2 
Written By DavidR on July 4th, 2010 @ 12:26 pm
Selena

Unfortunately, David, that bit is still true.

#3 
Written By Selena on July 6th, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

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