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Snapshot - The caretaker

We asked Bernd Jahrmaerker to answer a set of questions about his favorite food, pastimes and routines.

Bernd standing outside a shop window display of cakes

Name: Bernd Jahrmaerker

Age: 53

Place of Birth: Castrop Rauxel

Family Status: Single

Children? No

Job: School janitor

Education: Electrician

How do I start the day?
A cup of coffee and the TV news

What's a typical German trait?
Rolling your sleeves up and getting on with it

Do I have any typical character traits?
I'm very German

My biggest strength is: I am goal-oriented

My biggest weakness is: I'm not saying! ....Chocolate

What do I do in my spare time?
Ride my motorbike

My favorite food:
Stuffed cabbage

What music do I listen to?

What would I like more time for?
Time to myself so I can be more something spontaneous

Author: Shabnam Nourian (jp)
Editor: Rina Goldenberg