Heidelberg native Piet Schmelz is sanguine about the effects on the town. "Maybe bars and restaurants will lose some trade, and some contractors might lose out, but the American bases are a little world of their own. "The Yanks are not popular. They have their own petrol stations, Burger King, high schools. There is even a small private university for rich American kids, the Schiller University." In general, Schmelz said, "they have very little to do with the Germans. They come for two years and when they leave they still can't speak any German."
Hey Piet we won, that's why we don't have to speak German. You're lucky we didn't make you speak English or worse yet if you were on the wrong side of the wall you could be speaking Russian.
What a world, filled with ungrateful wretches who look only at the negative instead of counting their blessings. No wonder God allows us to be nearly wiped out occasionally. It's an attitude improver.