I live in a wonderful small town in Germany. This town has got everything you dream of: 15 km to the closest airport (STR), 2 km to the closest car factory (DaimlerChrysler), and... we have a US Army base ("since 1945").
Okay, beside those really noisy helicopters, tanks and guns, we never had any problems with the US Army. But since 11Sep, they react really confused:
To connect the two main entries of the base, you can use a big street. This street also connects some small towns around to the Highway (so it's a rather busy street). Along this street, there is a special biking lane. To all US-Americans: a biking lane is a lane which is made for bikes, yes we do have those lanes in Europe!
Well, since 11Sep, one of the two main gates of the US Army Base is closed, to offer a better protection. Okay, so if you want to enter, you have to use the other gate. But what do those US soldiers do? For any strange reason, they mis-understand the arrows showing the way to the other gate, and they drive on the biking lane! A traffic sign says "70 km/h speed limit" for the STREET, but I think US-Americans don't know what a biking-lane is, so they drive 70km/h even on the biking lane!
Today I used that biking lane (with my bike!), when suddenly a really fast American car crossed my way, I had to react quickly, left the lane to escape from this really fast car, and fell off my bike. When I stood up again and shouted at this soldier (I was really angry!), I just heard a voice shouting back "Shut the F-U-C-K up, you bloody German asshole!"
Heyheyhey, he nearly killed me, and then he shouts at me like that? 11Sep, okay, and special protection for the US Army Base, okay. But driving on a german biking lane and endangering the lifes of german bikers - that has nothing to do with the events of 11Sep!
It's not only this particular rude soldier, naerly *every* American drives on that biking lane. Despite WTC etc., do Americans have the right to endanger german bikers' lifes? What do you guys think?