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Old 24.01.2013, 23:06
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Re: Recollections of first days in Switzerland - share your experiences

This was not my first day, but I felt empowered after successfully opening a bank account and receiving my Maestro Card. I thought the Maestro Card could be used everywhere to make purchases. I went to the Post Office to mail a package. After standing in line and wondering why people kept going to the counter ahead of me, someone told me that I needed to take a number. When my package was wrapped and I was ready to pay for the postage, I proudly presented my Maestro Card, and was told that I needed a Post Card. I could have heard crickets chirping, because I could not figure out how you could pay for postage with a paper card that you bring back from Holiday.
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