When I moved to Frankfurt, one of my colleagues told me something that is quite possibly the truest thing I have ever heard – that Frankfurt is actually a massive open air mental asylum. It is. Aside from all the people who are on drugs here and off their faces, there are other just random crazy people here. Just from this weekend alone I have three wonderful stories about crazy people in Frankfurt.
The first was from Saturday morning. My new flatmate and I were walking into town to buy some things for the flat. There were some people protesting against battery chickens.
Guess how they were protesting.
No, they weren’t caged up themselves.
This is how:
By having a massive pillow fight and throwing feathers EVERYWHERE. They were being walked into shops, breathed in by passers by, and they were just EVERYWHERE.
On a scale of one to crazy, this is pretty mild. It’s also pretty cool. But it’s still rather crazy. My poor flatmate, fresh over from Japan, didn’t know what to think…
Crazy story two happened that night on the train. My friends and I sat down and saw a letter hanging out from the bin on the side.
It was a crazy letter. Written by a woman telling all her most intimate things… about how she gave birth, about how she likes her sexy times, about what she looks for in a partner… it was written in German too so my friend had to translate it for us. It was hand written but a photocopy. Why was it written? Who was meant to read it? Did she mean for random people on the train to read it? I do not have the answer to these questions.
Crazy story three sadly has no photo. It happened on the same train, as we were reading the letter. A man suddenly came to me and put his wrist in my face, saying “smell this”. It smelt of cheap man-smell. I told him it smelt really bad. He said it was a gift, and walked to the girl sat behind me. She had obviously said it smelt nice, because he gave her a bottle of the cheap man-smell.
There are so many stories like this… but don’t take this as me complaining. I love Frankfurt and the crazies. It would be a very very boring place to live if this was a normal city.