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Old 29.03.2015, 22:39
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Re: Baggage trolley in Geneva airport

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Some of the trolleys in the stores have two different sized slots for either a 1 or 2 franc coin. The 1 franc slot also fits a 1 euro coin, which is good to know.

For the complete newbie, EUROPEAN TROLLEYS 101:

1. If there is only one slot in the little plastic device on the trolley handle, this is for a 2 franc coin.

2. Slide your coin forcefully into the slot in the front of the little plastic device on the trolley handle.

3. You will see a metal key attached to a chain coming out of the back of this plastic device. If you follow the chain, you will see that it is connected to the trolley IN FRONT OF YOURS. Once you have inserted your 2 franc coin in the front of the plastic housing on the handle of your trolley, (with authority), the metal key in the back will pop out a little bit.

4. Give a tug on this metal key and it will come out completely and your trolley will no longer be attached to the one in front of it.

5. When you are finished with your trolley, roll it up behind the others, (tightly and with authority). NOTE: Oftentimes there are rows of differently shaped trolleys, like at Hornbach, for example. Make sure to return your trolley to a row of trolleys EXACTLY like your trolley.

6. Place the metal key from THE TROLLEY IN FRONT OF YOURS into the key slot in the back of the little plastic device ON YOUR TROLLEY, (with authority).

7. This action will push your 2 franc coin out of the front of the plastic device on your trolley. Grasp firmly and retrieve.

Voila How To Use A Trolley/Buggy/Cart in Europe. I think this should be a sticky.
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And me who was expecting endless fun in the week to come!
I'm bored, been ill all day and need something to amuse me; I'll therefore keep the discussion going.

The Spouse's first point is actually incomplete. On some trollies there are TWO slots, one for a 1 franc coin, the other for a 2 franc one.
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