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About LukeSkywalker

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  • Location Munich
  • Nationality Dutch
  • Hometown Arnhem (from the movie A Bridge Too Far)
  • Gender Male
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  1. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    Tonight, Ronaldo will not play in the match Juventus-Barcelona, because he is still positive. He was in quarantine for 10 days, but tested 18 times positive.    Must be some kind of world record :).
  2. DAX-darling and heavyweight SAP fell more than 20% on a single day after their forecast was lowered. The next day, co-founder Plattner bought shares for €250 million. He has the cash, I guess.
  3. 'Flu Jab/Grippeimpfung

    My company also offers it free of charge since we have company doctors. I'm not over 60, nor do I belong to a risk group, so I guess I have to pay if I go to my GP for a shot. Not sure how it works.
  4. "Please call me by my first name"

    I call my elderly neighbour "Herr Nachbar". 
  5. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Chinese woman brings 23 family members to a blind date to test the guy's generosity:   The guy left the restaurant when he saw the €2500 bill :).
  6. Why are you happy today?

    I enjoyed a nice walk in a local park with beautiful autumn colours and sunny afternoon. It didn't cost me a penny. The famous Golden October.
  7. Should we still change the clocks twice a year?

    The EU countries can still not decide whether it should be summertime or wintertime the whole year, so this morning I put back the clock and my watch one hour. 
  8. What's got you flummoxed today?

    I'm here. I'm glad that the previous record is broken since my hometown Vitesse Arnhem was involved in that match (12-1 for Ajax).
  9. Coronavirus

    Welcome to the club.
  10. Funny observations from daily life situations

    I actually saw a guy using our telephone booth opposite the street in years. Several people used it for sticking large posters against it since it looked so abandonned :).
  11. Minimalism...a better way of life?

    I only have a 2-room apartment, so I can't keep much stuff anyway, but if I buy e.g. new clothes, then old clothes have to go. KISS-principle (keep it simple and stupid).   Last year, I dissolved my parental home completely. Only 3-4 boxes remained. My parents lived there for almost 50 years, so there was lots of stuff to sell/give away/get rid off (4 bedrooms, big attic, shed, basement). I lived there temporarily for some months, so I took my time to do this once in a lifetime task. I went through all the items. We took some 40 boxes to a recycling shop. 10 boxes of X-Mas stuff was sold. Clothes and toys were donated. Family and friends took furniture. We completely furnished my nephew's new room since he started to study. Neighbours took stuff as well: saves transport. An old lady was very happy with an old sewing machine. Old records were sold. WWII ammunition box was sold. The list goes on. I found my old teddy bear which I keep, of course. Glad it's over. 
  12. Cancel holiday over corona virus?

    Mrs.Merkel has asked the people not to travel. You might have to stay in quarantine upon return for 5-10 days.   I came back on October 8th from the Netherlands, also a risk area. Definitely my last trip of the year.
  13. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Just watched the item "Hammer der Woche"  (WTF of the week) on ZDF Länderspiegel. The Spandau district office of Berlin paid €680,000 of tax payers' money to a management consultancy firm. They hired them for advice how to save money on external cleaning services (€4,5 million) and part of the deal was to pay 45% of total savings to the consultancy firm. The latter came up with the brilliant idea to clean only 4 days instead of 5 days in order to save money and this was approved.   I guess it's too much to ask for that civil servants can think for themselves .
  14. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    OK, so my 6 cans is amateur .
  15. Coronavirus

    The Netherlands can increase the number of IC-beds since the equipment is there, but there is a shortage of qualified staff to handle these patients. One nurse normally handles 2-3 patients max. The training easily takes 2 extra years, so the problem will remain for a longer period.