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Yes, it's that time of year,
OKTOBERFEST, that is! Time to get ready to
squash yourself into the next train that arrives and join
the other 27,000 passengers headed for the same
destination as you. Wait, did I say passengers? Well..
they are riding the train... like you... but they are clearly
identifiable OKTOBEREST goers. Notice the girls are
all wearing braids and have those big heart shaped cookies hung by shoelaces on their necks and
the men have those red and white checked shirts with those silly looking
capri leather pants. Oh, and the knee socks! Now that's something you don't see everyday!
And when was the last time you saw a man wear a cap with a feather on top? Or suspenders!
Ooops! OK, I'll give you that one. Sorry, Larry.
It's like a pre-Halloween costume party out here...24/7. You just can't escape it.
I was at KFC getting a coffee today and was greeted by a buxom waitress wearing the traditional
Bavarian dirndl. "Hey", I said to her in perfect English. "Aren't you supposed to be wearing that
at OKTOBERFEST? "Nine," she says. (But I know I spelled it wrong.)
People here are just a bit mad at the moment. No one is in a serious mood. It's all about the
beer, I reckon. The news says the rides, food stalls, and game booths have taken in less sales
than in years past, but the beer tents are doing a spectacular business.
Atta Way! The economy sucks, so why not drown our sorrows?? Belly up to the bar boys,
it's gonna be a bumpy road ahead....Prost!
It may be OKTOBERFEST, but the Egyptians had it right: "A mouth of a perfectly happy
man is filled with beer.--Ancient Egyptian Wisdom, 2200 B.C