About star violinists who weren’t allowed to go on school trips as children, and drug dealers who are sure to be more careful next time.
Everything in life has its price. And who knows, if David Garrett hadn’t had to practice his violin so much, a deep sadness might come over him with every new pension notice today. But since the 42-year-old is still quite successful with his music to this day, regret sneaks into his glamorous life in other ways. For example, when he thinks that he had to pluck the strings day in and day out, while his classmates were beating up the nights on school trips. “The class trips made me sad,” Garrett told the Süddeutsche Zeitung. “Especially when my older brother went to the south of France with his friends.” Because, according to Garrett: “I wasn’t allowed to do that.” At least he knows today what he was missing at the time: a certain rebelliousness. “I was so young that I couldn’t disregard my parents. That annoyed me.”
A 22-year-old must also have been annoyed when he realized that he had forgotten his rucksack at Braunschweig Central Station. So he called the federal police on Sunday morning and asked if his backpack had been handed in there. Those on duty there in turn asked Deutsche Bahn where the discovery of the backpack was confirmed. When the federal police opened the backpack, they were amazed to find a bag of marijuana and a can of white powder in it, which a rapid drug test turned out to be amphetamines.
The man was informed that his backpack had been found and appeared at the federal police station. There he identified the backpack – and was amazed when the mood suddenly changed and instead of his substance he was handed a criminal complaint for illegal possession of narcotics. “He probably hoped that the federal police would not have looked at the content,” said the police report on Monday. Perhaps the 22-year-old should have done what so many famous people have done: leave it at that, indulge in self-pity every now and then – and then just move on. boris halva