Karma Introduces Itself to Pants-Dropping German Student

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A twenty-something German student was removed from a train for riding without a ticket. He attempted to show his disdain for The Man by pulling down his trousers and sticking his bare cheeks against a window. And that’s when karma – to say nothing of natural selection – took its course. But for some panicked passenger who pulled the emergency break, he’d be a Darwin Award candidate right now:

The 22-year-old journalism student shoved his backside against the window of a low-slung double-decker train when staff forced him off in Lauenbrueck for traveling without a ticket… Instead, dangling by his trousers, the man got pulled along for about 200 meters, all the while managing to keep his legs away from the wheels of the train. The ordeal ended when a passenger pulled the emergency brake.

This tool ended up stopping rail traffic across the entire region for over an hour, delaying 23 trains and forcing German officials to call in emergency services. He’s OK except for minor injuries, proving yet again that God looks after fools, children, and petulant, over entitled European brats. Naturally he’ll be facing some charges and a few hefty fines.

Unrelatedly, we’re not wild about a form of public transportation where the general public has access to the brakes. We’re concerned about bubbly American backpackers deciding that the German village they’re passing is just so beautiful that they need pictures. We’re even more concerned about some strapping but addled junger mann grinding the train to a halt because he sees a really scary shadow. People often forget why European train stations use blue lighting.

About The Author

Omri Ceren enjoys: solitary travel, magnificent ruins, ancient abodes, zoos, museums, urban photography, nature photography, plentiful wifi, vodka. He dislikes: people who talk on airplanes, people who are friendly in bars, people who strike up conversations at bus stops, people who stand too close in lines, people, people's children. He lives in downtown Los Angeles.

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