Friday, 13 February 2009

Strange visitors at work today

The strangest set of visitors showed up at work today. We often get "enthusiastic" people showing up, claiming they'd be great astronaut candidates for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they suggest they're super good at solving thermodynamic rocket propulsion equations in their head, or they have advanced research capabilities in life support regenerative biology.

And sometimes they even show up in costume...

and they often ask the most amazing questions (but I'll save that for another post).

However today, a group of strangers showed up unlike any I'd ever seen before. They claimed to be the highest ranking authorities and in charge of Cologne's "Fifth Season" - whatever that is.

One claimed to be a Prince and he certainly looked regal enough.

Another claimed to be a Farmer, but by the looks of his peacock feathers and strange attire, I was unsure what kind of yield you could garner from his crops.

And finally there were claims that the third was a ... uh-hem... 'virgin'. Now I've often heard disparaging remarks about the former East German's female weightlifting team. But this 'virgin' could grate cheese with her hairy legs. Interestingly enough, she didn't suffer from a lack of attention, so I'm not sure how long she'll maintain her virgin status... not much past "Weiberfastnacht" I'd reckon.

But that's just one uneducated American's perspective enjoying life in Cologne.