The Therapy Sessions
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Those lovable Germans
From Espresso Sarcasm: Talking Trash...
BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin has introduced five talking waste bins which say thank you in three different languages or scream "goal" to help promote a cleaner city.
The talking waste bins -- which curiously say thank you in French, Japanese and English but not German -- are located in an area popular with tourists at the central Potsdamer Platz and at the Zoo train station in the west of the city.
You would have quite a lawsuit on your hands if you tried that here.
Can you imagine a garbage can that only spoke Spanish? Or even worse: an Ebonic trash can?