How absurd is the Corona-the rules of the Railways, a visit to the on-Board bistro

The ICE 859 from Köln to Berlin, departure at 11.48 PM, at the Central station. A lot of people on the platform – it is foreseeable that the train is pretty ful

How absurd is the Corona-the rules of the Railways, a visit to the on-Board bistro

The ICE 859 from Köln to Berlin, departure at 11.48 PM, at the Central station. A lot of people on the platform – it is foreseeable that the train is pretty full. I have a 2.-Class Ticket, go to the on-Board restaurant, because, since the Corona is always at the least is going on. This Time, too. Four passengers sitting in the compartment, most of the tables are empty.

"After 45 minutes of room for the next guest"

The changes along the way. I order a large pot of coffee, he cost of 4.31 euros (thanks to the VAT reduction), I need to register in advance via QR-Code. All is well. We are not yet an hour since the waitress comes over, says, I have to go now unfortunately. I think she makes jokes, saying that I'm still a long way to go. But it is serious. CORONA.

I don't need to make room for other guests, so it is too narrow because of the distance and so on. These are the rules. I say that no other guests are there, only three tables are occupied. It shows on the paper that lies before me: There actually is: "After 45 minutes, the place for the next guest release". This is not a friendly Please, this is a command. I pay, drink my coffee, hastily dragging my Luggage up to the 2.--Class Wagon.

in Front of the door, the passengers sitting on the floor of the Wagon is pop full. I go back to the on-Board Bistro, right next to the Restaurant, order a wine. The waiter asks if I take him out. I say that I want to drink it here – in Are. He says, that go really, due to the other guests and minimum distance, and so on. I say: "Have you seen how full it in 2. Class is?"

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I drink my 7-Euro wine and feel as rebel

He: "the hell I will do." I must buy a wine for more than 7 Euro drink it Standing up in the Bistro and feel as a rebel. The Bistro fills up, a second passenger down. If he smiles, I can't see we have mouth protection. After an hour I look again into the on-Board restaurant – the three people sitting there now. Business is booming for sure, the loss-making rail makes a lot of sales.

After another hour, the waitress, who has pointed me out of the Restaurant comes to me. If I wanted to sit down again. I disagree, rules are rules. I don't want to get her fired, because they regulate the vital Corona-the railway disregarded. She says: "I ask you, are you coming back to the Restaurant, I'm carrying your wine."

as a rule, the meaning of which no one more properly

understand, I follow her with my Luggage. As I sit, excuse you: It was stupid, but in these times, is heavy with rules, the meaning of which nobody really understands. She's right. She's not stupid, but the Deutsche Bahn.

Because it imposes absurd rules, rather than their staff, according to human mind to decide what is reasonable and what is not. "After 45 minutes, the place for the next guest release" – which can write the path to the toilets. And – if possible – even with a "Please". Dog giant barking at a lizard, and promptly gets the receipt for PCP dog giant barking at a lizard, and promptly gets the receipt

Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 11:26

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