The Day Luxembourgers kicked out the Germans
( published Tuesday, 4th December 2001 )
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Hi All,

my German friend Harald lives in Luxembourg, and he loves football. He once bought a ticket via his German bank for a friendly game Luxembourg-Germany, and so watched it in the stadium on the German supporter side. The stadium was packed ( 8,000 people !! ). It was a great game, that all Luxembourg football fans remember well. It was the day where Luxembourg almost nearly close did NOT lose. The end result was 3-2 to Germany ( after 3-0 at half time ). It's one of those days where every Luxembourger remembers what he was doing, just like when Daniele Kaber came 7th at 1988's Olympic Marathon in Seoul ( Aaaaaah, glory days for Luxembourg ...).

Anyway, after the game Germans weren't happy, and some wild supporters started destroying seats, fences ( even a burger caravan !! ). Luxembourg police force, with the support of the Luxembourg army ( all 80 of them ), forced the German supporters to walk all the way from the stadium to the railway station,...including my friend Harald, who couldn't get out of the crowd. He had to take the night train to Trier, behind the border, some 30 miles away from Luxembourg city, and his wife then picked him up to bring him back home,...opposite the stadium, hahahaha!

Aaaaaaaaaahhhh, good old days ( sorry Harald )

Have a sunny day ( at least you in Cyprus, Andri !! The others, FORGET IT ! )

Alex

Before going to Europe on business, a man drove his Rolls-Royce to a downtown NY City bank and went in to ask for an immediate loan of $5,000. The loan officer, taken aback, requested collateral. "Well, then, here are the keys to my Rolls-Royce", the man said. The loan officer promptly had the car driven into the bank's underground parking for safe keeping, and gave him $5,000. Two weeks later, the man walked through the bank's doors, and asked to settle up his loan and get his car back. "That will be $5,000 in principal, and $20.30 in Interest", the loan officer said. The man wrote out a check and started to walk away. "Wait sir", the loan officer said, "while you were gone, I found out you are a millionaire. Why in the world would you need to borrow $5,000?" The man smiled. "Where else could I park my Rolls-Royce in Manhattan for two weeks and pay only $20.30?