The Shame of It All

Our incredible Christmas cannon ball run to Warsaw was fun, our trip back to Nuremberg not so much.  The traffic laws over holiday season are more strictly enforced, as it turns out, and the 20km/h over speed limit buffer does not apply.   On our way home from Warsaw to Nuremberg, out of nowhere, in a middle of some highway interchange by Berlin a double red light flashed in my face.  3 weeks later we got a letter from Land Brandenburg Polizei.  It appears that I managed to get what seems to be the smallest speeding ticket on the fastest road in the world.  Go figure.



8 Responses to “The Shame of It All”

  1. | January 25, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

    Dear mr. Von Witzleben,

    This is hilarious for many reasons. Your name. The politeness of the ticket. The fact that it’s *only* 20€, and that you were going 15kph over. Good grief. Here in DK if you go 5 over your ticket is 1000 crowns!!! How will you ever be able to make this payment????

  2. | January 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    I think there might be one more coming. But you are right this is less than the cheapest parking ticket you can get in Edmonton. The bottom of the letter actually gives you a login to their website where you can conveniently log in and transfer money from your bank to theirs. Civilized.

  3. | January 25, 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    Same system of payment here – except everything is linked to the equivalent of your social security number, which in turn is linked to your bank account, which obviously means no escape.

  4. | January 25, 2014 at 11:54 pm #

    Let’s not forget that easy to use, convenient and smart 14 point login system for the banks you guys have which makes everything paying a breeze.

    BTW, speaking of breeze, we are stockpiling HUGO! You have been warned!

  5. | January 26, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    Right – logging in is great fun, and so simple. 😉 Now – is Hugo the grapefruit juice? Because: delicious!

  6. | January 26, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    No think wild elderberry flower juice.

  7. | January 26, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Easy ID!!

  8. | January 26, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Anna – *exactly*! And Tomek – sounds interesting. Not sure I’ve tried it.

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