Sky marshals, accompanying US airplanes, are old hats – our municipal transport services now deploy tram marshals, accompanying the tram cars and protecting the passengers. On my way to the dentist (yeehaa, no cavity found!) I saw a tram marshal – at least I think it was one. A heavyset bearded man, looking very tired, sat behind me. He was wearing a uniform of the transport service with a label saying "Aufsicht" (supervisor, surveillance). Now two questions come to my mind: 1. Was this really a tram marshal? If yes, what exactly is his job? I never experienced any situation in a tram that might have been dangerous. I think our city is pretty safe. 2. Or was he a controller, checking if people have a ticket. If yes, why was he wearing a uniform then? People could recognize him easily and jump off the tram car …

Ich muss zugeben – der Platz vor der Mensa und Bibliothek ist toll. Bei Regen und Schnee zwar sehr rutschig, bei Sonne sieht man nix, weil die Bodenplatten so arg reflektieren, aber das trübt nicht die Begeisterung mancher Nutzer. Zum Beispiel der Horde Skateboarder, die gerade hier rumcruisen, auf den Banken langsliden (oder es zumindest versuchen), über die Treppchen springen oder sich einfach nur so die Beine samt Board verknoten. *krachploink* … und schon wieder ist einer auf die Fresse gefallen.