Benched

The mayor of Ringerike, a town of 28,000 people northwest of
Oslo, Norway, parks himself on a bench in the town square each
Wednesday at noon to meet with his constituents, according to
reports from the Global Ideas Bank (www.globalideasbank.org).
Kolbjörn Kvaerum has been checking in with the people at this
locale since 1993, regardless of the weather.

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