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.
“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.
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.
It was only when Pete was knocked back by the Fire Dept. after his fifth unsuccessful job interview that people really began to notice him, his somewhat eccentric fashion choices and his ongoing problem with rejection.
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.
Due to his cunning and initiative Rajiv was immediately awarded the job as “hod carrier” on the new building site. The same cunning and initiative saw him arrested 20 minutes later after his next-door neighbour realised that his bicycle had been stolen.
In spite of his best efforts, Paul’s stint as a food critic was seriously effected by his second job as a driver for Uber.