We just returned from a weekend trip to Berlin via the Berlin – Warszawa Express with our friend Woody and our traveling dog, Benson. Our main purpose was to attend a Hertha BSC match at the Olympic Stadium with 60,000 other football fans. What an impressive, historic arena!
We were also able to take in an exhibit of Polish art, and I was fussed at by a German sales clerk – for touching a Christmas ornament on display to determine whether it was glass or plastic. She let me have it. That’s something that wouldn’t happen in the US. I think a shopper would have to cause bodily harm other customers before they’d say anything to you. If there’s a chance you might spend money in their store, retailers wouldn’t do anything that might discourage you!