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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bundesversicherungsanstalt für Angestellte, Berlin

Behind one of those windows in the "Bundesversicherungsanstalt für Angestellte" (Federal Insurance Institute for Salaried Employees) in Berlin sits a "Herr Hainsch" who advised me on the 14th of November 2002 that "... gemäß einer unverbindlichen Probeberechnung haben Sie nach heutigem Stand mit Vollendung des 65. Lebensjahres eine monatliche Rentenzahlung von 78,28 EUR zu erwarten."

Just in case you are not a polyglot, let me translate,

"According to our calculations, you will be entitled to a monthly pension of €78.28 upon reaching the age of 65."

Well, thank you very much, Herr Hainsch, and I can't wait to receive my first cheque! Let the good times roll!