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Old 01.08.2019, 07:52
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Schadenfreude

...One of these German words where the translators of the world simply give up and roll with it. Feeling joy at the misfortune of others. Thatīs Schadenfreude.
Yesterday I heard in the news that an Italian national who had been been released for from clink for good behavior eighteen years ago with the stern warning never to return to Germany (I wonder what you have to do to get that) had been arrested after his flight to Croatia landed in Munich, he now has to spend the rest of his original sentence of three and a half years in the slammer.
In my minds eye I can see the poor guy in a cell thinking: "BUGGER!"
Or another good one, this is a while back.
Town center, a well dressed and elegant older blind guy was walking along the sidewalk. He did this with so much aplomb and confidence that I picked it up on my radar and watched a bit. His white stick sensing every crack and bump in the pavement. He came to the crossing feeling his surroundings with his stick and pushed the button on the traffic light.
The little buzzer went off and he stepped out into the street, totally in control, his stick bobbed up and down as a salute to any potential driver, he got to the other side, stepped up on the pavement. I am going to spend a little time in Hell for laughing. Turned to the left and with a resounding "CLANG" walked straight into a signpost.

So now then what was your best tale of Schadenfreude?
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