“New tarmac laid down … I hope that helps your testicles,” Copenhagen mayor tells sore cyclist

Shifa Rahaman
May 18th, 2016

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Frank Jensen was quick to protect city resident’s crown jewels

If there’s something ailing you, the Copenhagen mayor could very well be the best agony aunt you could write to.

Protect my crown jewels 
Earlier this month, a 63-year-old Copenhagen resident and cyclist, Peter Brenøe, wrote a letter to Frank Jensen complaining that his daily bike ride was causing him some discomfort – specifically that the potholes on Store Kongensgade and the bumpines of the ride were taking their toll on his testicles.

“I don’t have much use for them at 63 years of age, but surely it must be under your jurisdiction to take care of all types of crown jewels [in Copenhagen],” he wrote in a letter published in Berlingske.

And lo and behold – his prayers were answered and new tarmac was laid down a few days later.

Jensen even tweeted at him, saying: “New tarmac laid down … I hope that helps your testicles.”

Though Brenøe acknowledged his letter was probably not what got Copenhagen Municipality to lay down the tarmac – a fact that Berlingske confirmed – he was nevertheless happy with the response.

So remember to say a silent thanks to Peter Brenøe the next time you’re cruising down Store Kongensgade without having to constantly adjust your position on the seat.


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