You know the kind of thing - the manager comes to speak to you personally, refreshments are offered, chocolates proffered, business attended to immediately...What, you don't get that kind of treatment at your local bank? Move to Switzerland, it's the only way to solve the problem.
As you can see, today was spent attending to business. Opening a bank account has been a priority. While the Swiss may be a cash-based society, that is one habit that we are not picking up. So we spent a very pleasant couple of hours (the chocolate was really nice) sorting things out. While they may not call it the same thing, direct debits (LSVs) are still utilised by those that want them.
We had a very nice lunch at the local trattoria for CHF 20 each - soup, pizza, dessert and bottled water for the equivalent of about £7.50. The lunchbreak was a necessity. Not only were we very hungry but everything shuts for lunch between 12.30 and 2.00pm.
It seems we were feeling too chuffed and relaxed, so Fate decided to put a spanner in the works . Or, rather, Cable Com decided to. Let's just say I am NOT blogging from home. I'd like to draw a veil over the whole experience but I think there is more pain and anguish to come.
Tomorrow will be another Marathon - suitcases to house, shopping trip to Ikea :0( and me trying to arrange some dental treatment (what is it with me? I hate going to the dentist but never seem to be able to stay away).
Well, that's all for now folks - up bright and early tomorrow.