Switzerland is unique, there is no doubt about that. Especially for people like us who are used to the casual and easy-going lifestyle of the American Midwest... Therefore, we will be blogging periodically about how our perception on everyday situations is changing.
Part 1: Then vs. Now
Then: Wondered why we kept missing trains by one minute.
Now: Wonder what’s wrong when the train is late by one minute.
Then: Ordered beverages at restaurants based on price.
Now: Order beer because it is always cheaper than anything else.
Then: Asked for ice when ordering beverages at restaurants.
Now: Feel cheated if there is ice because there are no free refills.
Then: Worried to carry too much cash.
Now: Worry to carry less than $200 in cash.
Then: Watched DVD’s at home.
Now: Watch the latest releases on bargain Mondays when movie tickets are only $13.
Then: Showed up at the theater five minutes prior to the movie.
Now: Expect to reserve seats online a week in advance.
Then: Confused about the break halfway through the movie.
Now: Wait for the break to buy ice-cream at the concession stand.
Then: Shocked to see milk spoil within one week.
Now: Used to buying fresh milk every other day.
To be continued… In the meantime, let us know your reactions in the comments below!
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