Hello, internet friends!
I hope you’re all doing well. It’s Monday for me today, which is pretty convenient since it is Friday tomorrow – it’s great how that works when you take three days off in a week.
Well, it still makes today a Monday.
For no apparent reason I travelled in First Class yesterday.
At the time of booking it was not such a big difference but it was amazing what a hugely different experience I bought for less than what I sometimes spend on coffee. I got on the train in Köln and it was packed. Seats were all taken, people were sitting on the ground, crying babies – train travel business as usual, I figure. Not so much in the part of the train where I had my seat – basically nobody was in there, there were actually employees of the train company around and they were friendly and kept giving me candy.
It wasn’t quite Snowpiercer, but it was a pretty strange experience.
Of course I used my leisurerly time in the couch-like leather seat mostly to complain on Twitter about how the high-speed wifi on the bullet train that took me halfway through Germany in under four hours wasn’t working flawlessly all the time.
I don’t know what to say about Social Media raffles that are based on using company’s hashtags. I guess some person can then tell their #boss that the #brand #engagement went #through the #roof? Yeah, that will sell a couple of €100k cars. #hashtags.
Yeah, a big bouquet of flowers is going to fix that problem, buddy.
Be safe out there.
Which is the nice way of saying “YOLO” I guess. ↩
Deutsche Bahn doesn’t mess around with their naming scheme. You’re either a first class or a second class traveller. No ‘Economy’ euphemisms. ↩
Not just me. The old man using his Surface Pro and the Yuppie family with the little boy and his iPad also got some. Yes, I recognize these devices. Nerd alert. ↩