Men Get Own Kindergarten While Women Shop
BERLIN (Reuters) - German women fed up with their partners' grumbling on weekend shopping trips can now dump them at a special kindergarten for men offering beer and entertainment.
"The women are issued a receipt for their partners when they hand them in and can pick them up again when they return it to us later," Alexander Stein, manager of the 'Nox Bar' in the northern city of Hamburg told Reuters on Tuesday.
The men are given a name badge on arrival and for 10 euros ($11.80) they get two beers, a hot meal, televised football and games.
Stein said the idea for the Saturday afternoon men's creche, or "Maennergarten," came from a female customer who thought it would be a good way of getting shot of her husband so she could shop in peace.
"She found it all too stressful and thought this might be the solution. Both were very happy with the way it turned out.
"Last week the men had a remote control car to play with. Next week there's going to be a mini racetrack," said Stein.
They are also offering a drilling workshop.
"It beats sitting around in shoe shops, that's for sure," one man told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.
How it would be done here in America!
Our Mangarten would be co-sponsored by Best Buy. Big Screen TVs everywhere. Most of which would be showing every televised sports event going on. Some would be hooke dup to PS2s and Xboxs. There could be foosball, air hockey and other parlor games. Beer, wings and burgers would be served by the Hooters girls, who would be the other co-sponsor. Or perhaps they could take it up a notch and have it co-sponoserd by a local strip club and offer lap dances as distrcations for the men while their wives shop.