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Bench for Teens

Photo: PS Geschwill

If you can’t beat ‘em … sit with ‘em! That’s what Mayor Dieter Moerlein of Eppelheim, a small town in Germany did by installing a park bench for teens who refuse to sit properly:

The mayor of 17 years calls them “no-interest” benches because teens have “no interest in following etiquette. They all sit on the new benches like sparrows on a branch,” he said. [...] “Kids are happy because there are no rules against sitting on the back of benches,” the mayor said. “Others are happy because they now have a clean place to sit.”

Link | Photo from Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung – via J-Walk Blog

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April 9th, 2011

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