Take me to the river…

Fed-up with the grind of taking a bus or bike to work every day on congested streets in Munich, Benjamin David started swimming there instead.

The pleasantly moist beer garden worker now packs his laptop and clothes into a waterproof bag which he puts on his back, dons his wetsuit and slides into the River Isar for his journey.

“It is beautifully refreshing and also the fastest way,” Benjamin David told Reuters Television.

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Late again….

“I used to go by bike or bus or car or on foot and you need much longer. Today the current was quite strong and I only needed about 12 minutes,” he said.

However, in winter the river, which flows near the center of the Bavarian capital, can get chilly, at temperatures of about 4 degrees.

Now there is a man who loves his job, possibly a little too much but nobody can fault his enthusiasm.

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Just another day at the office #331

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After 2 years unemployed Kevin seemed genuinely pleased to have found a job where his extensive background in manufacturing and quality control marked him out for rapid promotion. His employers were therefore taken by surprise when after a month he resigned on health grounds, citing feelings of “depression, inadequacy, and an uneasiness in dealing with some vegetables and fruits.” Apparently he was also having some problems at home, according to his wife, Betty.

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People with issues #319

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Gregor’s qualifying times for the Rio Paralympics were superb, and he had the almost unique national distinction of never failing a drug test. Sadly his athletics career ground to a sudden halt following the release of pictures from a city traffic CCTV camera and he was quietly dropped from the team; it turned-out that his coach was employed by the city as a tram driver.