The Frau sometimes feels so integrated in Switzerland that she forgets that spending CHF 20 ($22) on a lunch that she will eat at her desk is actually, in fact, not a very good deal!
Nothing like a Spain vacation to bring her back to Swiss reality.
For every 1.50 Euro ($2) beer, yodelers, the Spanish gave The Frau a FREE tapas. After seven years of being charged for dinner roles even though her CHF 25 ($27.50) schnitzel wasn’t exactly a bargain, The Frau had forgotten about FREE.
|After Switzerland, eating in the rest|
of the world seems cheap.
In Spain, she had three-course lunches including coffee and a drink for the price of one glass of Swiss mineral water.
She had a churro made fresh on the spot for 60 cents ($.81).
She bought fresh olives at a market for 1.50 ($2).
The only purchase she questioned?
Why she had bought a round-trip ticket.
Forgive The Frau, Switzerland. But it’s her first week back since going to Spain and she is having a little lunch remorse. Can you blame her? She just spent CHF 9 ($10) for one TAKE-AWAY sandwich.
Sadly, she wanted chips and an apple from the GROCERY STORE too. Another CHF 6 ($6.60) down the tubes, all so The Frau could have a romantic lunch AT HER DESK and gaze out at THE FOG.
But don’t worry, Switzerland. The Frau isn’t leaving again anytime soon. So in 72.56 hours (approximately), she will most likely go back to thinking overpriced is normal.