German streets, sidewalks, alleyways, courtyards, forecourts, balconies, rooftops, parklands, ponds, creeks, streams, rivers, deltas and beaches are about to be covered in filth for the next week or so before the annual multi-million-euro taxpayer-funded cleanup operation removes most – but not all – of the noxious crap for another year.
Yes, it’s New Year’s in Germany! Time for an otherwise sensible folk to spend millions and millions of euros letting loose with a few whizz-bangs for the kiddies and those who prove you’re only young once, but can stay childish forever. Shooting off as many fireworks as you can cram into the half-hour or so around midnight on New Year’s Eve is a tradition as time-honoured as getting good and loaded in the hours beforehand. No wonder the hospitals are full.
I would wait until January 1 to post an updated photo and report of the mayhem from the night before, but why bother? Regular readers will appreciate recycling, won’t they?
Besides, it’s the same procedure as last year, same procedure as every year.
Trotzdem – nevertheless – Happy New Year!