Standstill on the A 9
Photo: Alexander Osang / DER SPIEGEL
You could invite Transport Minister Scheuer and Health Minister Spahn, plus Ulf Poschardt from the "Welt", who has a penchant for fast cars and opinions, as well as the system immunology expert with the few but very long hair who looks as if he prefers to ride a bicycle .
One could discuss aerosols and speed limits, but there is certainly a connection that could be made.
Autobahn and viruses.
That sounds like the album title of a Krautrock band.
Anyway, a few days ago I got into a traffic jam on the A 9 between Leipzig and Berlin.
It was the kind of traffic jam that surprised the navigation system as well.
At the beginning it jerks a bit, as if one would soon have to squeeze through the eye of a needle.
But after ten minutes of immobility, you suspect: it has only just happened.
You think you can smell the blood.
I heard "Blackbird", an audio book, written and spoken by Matthias Brandt.
He was just reading the very strange encounter between the 16-year-old hero Morten and his social studies teacher Meinhardt, both of whom were a little drunk.
The people in the Audi next to me looked at me like I was a psychopath.
I turned off the engine.
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