Shuttinfreude

The Germans have one word that no one else does, it sums up that wicked moment of glee you feel when a fellow human experiences misfortune. In Australia we use two words “suck shit”. Pronounced “Suuuuuck Shit!” Today my word is a little more specific in nature, but still follows the Germans in intent.

Shuttinfreude

Taking joy in watching a person sprinting desperately to catch the train only to have their spirit, if not their head, crushed by the closing doors.

 

You have to admit, it’s a particularly wonderful sensation to see someone futilely slapping on the glass while you are comfortably seated within the carriage. The final sound as they slam shut is like a full stop to the sentence “this is what happens when you hit snooze again”





















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