When you live under a gigantic cloud (uh, I mean, in Switzerland), the summer can be stressful. Last week, the sun came out for maybe three hours. And when it did, I was desperate.
“Let’s go for a bike ride,” I told my husband on Friday night, when the sun decided to come out at 7 p.m. after an entire week of rain.
“Now?” he asked. We had just eaten dinner.
“Now,” I said, pointing at the blue sky, “Hurry.”
When you only see a few hours of sunshine a week, you have to get outside when it shines. Fast.
It’s kind of a stressful way to live, never knowing when your next bit of sun will shine.
The Swiss sun makes me drop everything I’m doing when it comes out. Speaking of dropping everything, Migros announced a 10% off sale last Thursday to celebrate the Swiss win. I hurried there. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think I was about to save hundreds rather than CHF 10.
Yep. That’s when you know you’re becoming Swiss: you’ll drop everything for a little sun. Or a 10% off sale.