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God bless my Swiss neighbour

Today, I had a very hard day!

I went running at 7:30 am and managed to get into my house at 8:15pm! When my husband got home from Zurich.

When running, I lost my key ring, with ALL my keys (from my flat, principal door, garage, car, bicycle place, and post box)..all in once...I don't know where, I don't know when.

I run everyday for one hour around the lake..but today I have no idea why, I decided to run around the Flugfeld (aircrafts runaway ) and I lost my keys.

I was looking around for my keys for more than three hours, without luck.

When I went back home, my neighbour saw me and asked why I looked so worried, when I told her what happened, she said, there was no problem, she made lunch for her family, plus me and my son (he was coming back from school to have lunch, and I had not the key to get inside our flat).

My neighbour helped me taking me to the Police station and with advice about where to go in these cases ( gemeinde , post) and was so helpful that I can't do less, than recognize her by posting my sincere gratitude to her and her family.

And whoever states that Swiss people aren't kind or don't care enought,please, think twice...there are always some people who would surprise you, like my sweet and caring neighbour.
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Today, I had a very hard day!

I went running at 7:30 am and managed to get into my house at 8:15pm! When my husband got home from Zurich.

When running, I lost my key ring, with ALL my keys (from my flat, principal door, garage, car, bicycle place, and post box)..all in once...I don't know where, I don't know when.

I run everyday for one hour around the lake..but today I have no idea why, I decided to run around the Flugfeld (aircrafts runaway ) and I lost my keys.

I was looking around for my keys for more than three hours, without luck.

When I went back home, my neighbour saw me and asked why I looked so worried, when I told her what happened, she said, there was no problem, she made lunch for her family, plus me and my son (he was coming back from school to have lunch, and I had not the key to get inside our flat).

My neighbour helped me taking me to the Police station and with advice about where to go in these cases ( gemeinde , post) and was so helpful that I can't do less, than recognize her by posting my sincere gratitude to her and her family.

And whoever states that Swiss people aren't kind or don't care enought,please, think twice...there are always some people who would surprise you, like my sweet and caring neighbour.
That's really sweet!

Yes, there are gems like this around us - and from time to time one crosses our path, when we least expect and most need it.

Thanks for the story, it made me smile

I hope that you continue to have such a good relationship with your neighbor.
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That is really nice to hear.

I hope that you find your keys
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People are people all over. You find all kinds everywhere.
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Lovely share. Thankyou.

We are also blessed with great neighbours.
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Same here
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We have excellent neighbours too.
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... When running, I lost my key ring, with ALL my keys (from my flat, principal door, garage, car, bicycle place, and post box)..all in once...I don't know where, I don't know when. ...
A couple of years ago I tripped on a defeat in the pavement/sidewalk and all the keys I held in my hand, including the one for my rental car, fell into the sewer.

A nearby office rang the first department and they sent a crew, opened up the sewer and got them out. No charge.

Car rental people said a replacement key would have had to come from Zurich and would have cost CHF 300.
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A couple of years ago I tripped on a defeat in the pavement/sidewalk and all the keys I held in my hand, including the one for my rental car, fell into the sewer.

A nearby office rang the first department and they sent a crew, opened up the sewer and got them out. No charge.

Car rental people said a replacement key would have had to come from Zurich and would have cost CHF 300.
Yes! The cost of a replacement key car is high, as it is the replacement key for the flat and the change of the building's main door lock as well, for security, they would have to do that!
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That is really nice to hear.

I hope that you find your keys
I did!!! I went to the polizei yesterday, to check if someone had found them and....there they were!

I'm so happy and grateful with the kind man who found them and took them to the police station.

I was told by a friend, I should send him some chocolate and perhaps some money for his kindness. So I will do.

Same with my neighbors, although I think giving them money would not be a good idea, I'm thinking of a nice arrangement with chocolates, cookies and flowers, for the whole family.

I think we live in a really nice place, where you can still find honest and caring people around.
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That is a really nice story. I agree, there are kind people everywhere. Hopefully we won't forget that and be that kind person for someone else in need.
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I love a happy ending!
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Re: God bless my Swiss neighbour

I can give a similar story of kindness. A few years back we had friends visiting who had been pickpocketed and lost cash, credit cards and similiar. On contacting a Swiss friend to help lodge the police report owing to my german being too basic back then (hint to those who think it is a barrier) we were even more impressed after leaving the police station.

The Swiss individual asked our friends if they were ok for money as he could lend them some. He was well aware they were leaving Switzerland in a few days and said well you are friends of this person I know and I don't want you to leave Switzerland with a bad impression after having your money stolen. So the agreement was made that they were given 800CHF and exchanged bank details so the reimbursement could be made when the friends arrived back in Australia.

This was a tremendous gesture to people who were effectively strangers.
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I'm sure that all swiss are lovely i haven't met many but so far all kind and nice, i do have more complaints about foreigns neighbours in my building that don't even say good morning . i mean no matter what is your language you should be polite and give back a smile at least...
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Why don't you bless her?
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I did!!! I went to the polizei yesterday, to check if someone had found them and....there they were!

I'm so happy and grateful with the kind man who found them and took them to the police station.

I was told by a friend, I should send him some chocolate and perhaps some money for his kindness. So I will do.

Same with my neighbors, although I think giving them money would not be a good idea, I'm thinking of a nice arrangement with chocolates, cookies and flowers, for the whole family.

I think we live in a really nice place, where you can still find honest and caring people around.
I'd be so happy if someone did that... I bet it will be very much appreciated, way more than money.
Make some cookies/cupcakes/cake (maybe "thank you" in icing would be doable as well ), and with some flowers and chocolates you should be able to make them very happy.

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I can give a similar story of kindness. A few years back we had friends visiting who had been pickpocketed and lost cash, credit cards and similiar. On contacting a Swiss friend to help lodge the police report owing to my german being too basic back then (hint to those who think it is a barrier) we were even more impressed after leaving the police station.

The Swiss individual asked our friends if they were ok for money as he could lend them some. He was well aware they were leaving Switzerland in a few days and said well you are friends of this person I know and I don't want you to leave Switzerland with a bad impression after having your money stolen. So the agreement was made that they were given 800CHF and exchanged bank details so the reimbursement could be made when the friends arrived back in Australia.

This was a tremendous gesture to people who were effectively strangers.
Wow, thank you for your story, that's incredible

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I'm sure that all swiss are lovely i haven't met many but so far all kind and nice, i do have more complaints about foreigns neighbours in my building that don't even say good morning . i mean no matter what is your language you should be polite and give back a smile at least...
That's nice to hear.
If one day you do run across some grumpy person, remember the kind ones and your day is saved!
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