German watering cans

I was quite surprised the other day when stocking up on cheap watering cans. There has been quite a run on them due to the dry weather so I ordered more than I normally would and from different manufacturers from my normal.
The Geli watering cans in 5 litre (£3.95) and 10 litre (£5.95) are made in Germany of all places. I don’t know why I am surprised: I just didn’t expect the country that produces Mercedes, Leitz, Sebo and Miele to be pumping out cheap moulded plastics. For the price, they are not bad quality either (no surprise there then).
For this to work, Germany just has to be operating at the wrong exchange rate. Greece is on the wrong side of a fake Euro exchange rate and suffering because of it. Germany is on the other side of that fake rate and its exports are prospering as a result.
So the money poor old Britain is providing to bail-out a Eurozone problem not of its making is paradoxically being used to fund Germany’s success.
Shurely shome mishtake.

I was quite surprised the other day when stocking up on cheap watering cans. There has been quite a run on them due to the dry weather so I ordered more than I normally would and from different manufacturers from my normal.

The Geli watering cans in 5 litre (£3.95) and 10 litre (£5.95) are made in Germany of all places. I don’t know why I am surprised: I just didn’t expect the country that produces Mercedes, Leitz, Sebo and Miele to be pumping out cheap moulded plastics. For the price, they are not bad quality either (no surprise there then).

For this to work, Germany just has to be operating at the wrong exchange rate. Greece is on the wrong side of a fake Euro exchange rate and suffering because of it. Germany is on the other side of that fake rate and its exports are prospering as a result.

So the money poor old Britain is providing to bail-out a Eurozone problem not of its making is paradoxically being used to fund Germany’s success.

Shurely shome mishtake.

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