What an end to an odd and redonculous day… I actually had a pretty good day, just a few odd things happened namely a regular customer / good acquaintance at the pub where I work came in for a few pints, and ended up waiting around a couple hours because all of the trains from Nuremberg to Furth were delayed due to someone committing suicide by throwing themselves in front of the train tracks.
Not too odd, and kinda forgot about the whole thing after the left. I closed up late and went out for a few pints at another bar with some friends after work, stopped by a doener kebap place, we parted ways and I headed home.
I was literally about 30 seconds from home at 5:15 this morning when a guy in the middle of the street on Gibitzenhofstr. and the Steinbuehler Tunnel in the Suedstadt walked into the middle of the street and started asking if I knew where die Heilsarmee (a homeless shelter in Nuremberg is). Said sorry, I know its just a few minutes from here, but sorry I had no idea, which (the man who looks like Santa Clause) didnt impress him at all, so he asked another person on thier way home if he, knew. The guy said sorry, but that he also didn’t know and suggested sleeping in the train station and rode off on his bike. I told the man I’d take him to a shelter a block from my place , his response was “I don’t want to stay there, if I lived here, I would know where places are!” Then he ran into the intersection of an den Rampen and Gibitzenhofstr. and layed down with every intention of being run over by the next car or tram. So I dialed 112 one of the emergency numbers in Germany, just as a car and S-Bahn (street car / trolley) braked in a hurry because there was a body lying in the middle of a busy intersection at 5:20 in the morning.
The driver of the car got out, and another guy driving bye got out of the car and carried the old man onto the sidewalk so all the cars, and trolley could go by before the traffic got any worse, and I stuck around til the ambulance, came and picked picked him up. …This is a picture of the ambulance, glad the day is done and dusted, and I’m safe, warm, and with my family in my apartment.