Blind date sucks? We’ve got your getaway ride.
“In the world of online dating a good rule to follow is that you win some, you lose some. So a few months ago when I walked into a bar to meet this guy with whom I’d been chatting for a few days and decided to meet, I was hopefully optimistic. He seemed funny from his messages and looked cute in his pictures, so it couldn’t be that bad, could it? Well, it could. The moment I saw him I knew I wasn’t attracted to him – but at least I could hope for a nice conversation right? Nope. We were completely lost in translation – I couldn’t understand him through his thick accent, and he didn’t get any of my jokes. Not a single one. But we really hit the low point when I asked him if he had any siblings and he said “No.” and then we sat there for what felt like an eternity without speaking. Halfway through my small Apfelschorle I was desperate: neither of us was enjoying ourselves and it was so awkward I almost cracked up laughing. So, when he went to the bathroom I checked out which was the closets vehicles on my Free2Move app and quickly booked the first car I found right outside the bar. When he came back I thanked him for meeting up and that I just got a call from my friend that I needed to pick her up, and in two minutes I was out of there! Not my proudest moment, but I laughed all the way home from that godawful evening and blasted music on the sound system. So, in the end, the worst date turned out to be one of the funniest!”
Give your fleamarket finds a ride home.
“Last summer I’d just moved into my first apartment in Berlin with absolutely zero furniture. The flat came with a bed and kitchen and some storage space, so after a few days of unpacking it was starting to feel livable, but it was still missing something to make it feel like home. My new colleagues told me about a great flea market in Friedrichshain where I might be able to find some treasures at good prices. And did I ever! The following Saturday I went to Boxhagener Platz bright and early and found a beautiful old armchair that looked exactly like one my grandparents used to have. Needless to say, it was love at first sight. And at €50 it was just in my budget after handing over all my money to the landlord as my deposit. But… how the hell do you get a huge chair across town in a new city! I called my colleague asking for help and they told me to download Free2Move. A few minutes later I was signed up with 3 carsharing accounts and booked a 5-seater car just around the corner. The seller helped me load my beloved new chair into the car, and soon I was driving home with it. Of course, my neighbors still had to help me carry the goddamn thing up 4 flights of stairs… Now my flat definitely feels a lot more like home though.”