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“No, you’re not.”

Café LadenIt was a nice gentleman telling me this. I’d realized he had a German accent and remarked upon it, although he assured me he was actually Austrian, and I had just told him that I was a moron.

Even though I am one.

Yes, I’ve had my first major self-inflicted travel disaster today: I left my passport at home and didn’t notice until just after my ICE from Weimar to Leipzig had pull out with me onboard, speeding away from my passport at 150 kilometers per hour.

It took a few phone calls and a tiny bit of math before I figured out that it would be impossible for me to make it back home, get my passport, and then make it to the airport in time to catch my flight.

Instead the math worked out to a princely sum of €uros to rebook my ticket for tomorrow.

It was nice of the Wolf to tell me that I’m not a moron and reassure me that he too had made the same mistake once upon a time; and I have to say that overall I was happy with the assistance that the Air France call center based in London gave me.

On the upside, this travel disaster means that I get to attend a celebratory occasion for a colleague who won a major prize here in Germany before getting up early tomorrow and heading to the airport.

Again.

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