Up until now, gray has been the dominant color of Olaf Scholz’s chancellorship, and his office also seems infinitely gray. It almost looks as if Scholz had shortly after taking office Visit from Mrs. Tietze and Mr. Winkelmann receive. “A fresh color is like a new beginning, we’ve already talked about it,” says the highly motivated Ms. Tietze in Loriot’s Oedipussi. Across from her, the customers sit comparatively uninvolved, a new cover for the sofa is needed after 19 years. “And should I recommend a very fresh stone grey?” says the cautious Mr. Winkelmann. But even that is too brave. “We would like to have the ash grey,” the other side decides.