29 Jul 2022

The word for thank you is Entshuldigung, phonetically intimidating and formal-seeming, high-strung sounding. Even so, a sorry will do. At least you won’t mislead them. You want a brain implant that can translate shame into something more useful.

A man in a red shirt stands with his back to a sign saying “Elbtunnel” tiled onto a wall in Hamburg, Germany.