My cousin Uwe moved here from Germany about 20 years ago. I remember at the time he was complaining a lot about the speed limit on California freeways at the time, which was 55 mph (it went up to 65 mph several years ago). He was used to driving at unbridled speed on the German Autobahn.
I was reminded of this when my father recently sent me this in an email. The humor is dry, it’s not really funny – but definitely ironic.
Along the autobahn
Advantages of driving in Germany:
1) Cars are in much better condition because of tough inspections
2) Licenses are much harder to get, with much better driver training
3) The autobahn speed limit is “whatever’s safe” up to 155 mph
Disadvantages of driving in Germany:
1) When you fly off the road at 120+ mph, you find out why oak was once used as armor on ships.