Deutsche Bahn, which announced Thursday its intention to recruit an additional 22,000 people, bought the hand-made scarf at an online auction for $ 8,600 (€ 7,550). ). The money is donated to a charity for the homeless.
According to her daughter, journalist Sara Weber, the Munich suburb had knitted the scarf gray, pink and red last year, each color reflecting the delay in her trip.
Weber's message on the social media headscarf attracted the attention of the press this month after its publication on Twitter, reflecting the frustration of Deutsche Bahn's customers in the face of persistent societal backlogs.
Speaking of the reaction to his post, Weber says the New York Times that "it has cut my mind."
"It has become a bit of an urban myth that Germans are still around and trains in Germany are moving at the moment, but that's not always true," he said. she declared.
His mother, 55-year-old Claudia Weber, told the publication, "This is not a statistic; it's a year and how I feel about it. I understand the problems they encounter. There are more and more commuters every year, but on the other hand, I spend a lot of time waiting.
Less than three quarters of Deutsche Bahn's long-distance trains arrived at the last hour, demystifying the cultural postulates on German punctuality.
This story was originally published by the Good Non Profit.