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Re: The First World Problem Thread

A CHF 1000 note is both useful and useless at the same time.
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Old 27.07.2015, 16:47
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A CHF 1000 note is both useful and useless at the same time.
How so? I've used 1000 notes to pay for very small items, e.g. my morning sandwich and bag of fruit from the local Co-op. Have you ever been unable to use one?
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Old 27.07.2015, 16:49
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How so? I've used 1000 notes to pay for very small items, e.g. my morning sandwich and bag of fruit from the local Co-op. Have you ever been unable to use one?
In Switzerland you need several 1000 chuff notes for anything.

You know, with all the cashiers making 250K and all that.

It's much cheaper to shop across the border in Germany. You can buy several carts full of the most expensive stuff and still get change out of a single Euro coin.
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Old 27.07.2015, 16:51
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How so? I've used 1000 notes to pay for very small items, e.g. my morning sandwich and bag of fruit from the local Co-op. Have you ever been unable to use one?
  • I pay most of my groceries using credit card (to put towards the cash back amount, albeit small), so I don't end up using that note.
  • Using it to pay for coffee or cake at the boulangerie or at work and it won't be accepted.
Even if merchants could break a CHF 1000 note, they will scowl at you very hard in doing so.

I guess if anything it looks cool and if you had to move that much cash, it'd work swell as long as the person at the other end is prepared to accept those notes.

From a practical standpoint, it is virtually useless.
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

my parents wont pay for my nose job
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Old 27.07.2015, 16:53
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The pool nearest to us offers swimming classes for kids. There is the fee for the class - normal, but one must also pay an entrance ticket for them PLUS for the person who brings them to class (young kids). On top of it, the parents must change into bathing suits, too, even when the pool is closed to them. Switzerlanded?
Really? At ours kids pay only from 6yo, and parents can drink coffee (with clothes on) while watching them having their lessons.

However my 4yo had her first lesson this morning: she got water in the nose, forgot to close her mouth and swallowed/inhaled water. Consequently she ran out of the pool crying, and point blank refuses to go back for her next lessons....
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Old 27.07.2015, 17:17
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I ordered a salad. When the waiter asked whether I wanted French or Italian dressing i said Italian although I prefer French. The waiter spoke with an Italain accent and I didn't want him to feel offended.
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Old 28.07.2015, 14:29
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Old 28.07.2015, 15:01
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From a practical standpoint, it is virtually useless.

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I think we found a use for your 1000 CHF note(s)
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Old 28.07.2015, 15:02
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I ordered a salad. When the waiter asked whether I wanted French or Italian dressing i said Italian although I prefer French. The waiter spoke with an Italain accent and I didn't want him to feel offended.
I find it hard to not buy something (eg fruit, cheese..) at a market once I tried it

Stupid politeness
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Old 28.07.2015, 16:08
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

How long can you leave sushi in a draw at work before it's no longer good to eat?

Bollocks.
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Old 28.07.2015, 16:14
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How long can you leave sushi in a draw at work before it's no longer good to eat?

Bollocks.
I actually did an experiment once, all in the name of science.

I brought the mortal remains of a fish we had eaten over the weekend to work. This included lost of uneaten bits including the head.

I hid it in the ventilation duct of the HR department, waiting to see how long until the smell would become unbearable.

In fact I never ever heard of it again.

So either the fish was mummified wher it lay, or somebody managed to retrieve it. But judgingby the technical abilities of HR people, I'm assuming the former.
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Old 29.07.2015, 13:34
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I miss the interlibrary loans. Free service, too! Ch is a first country, but in the library business, it can sure do better.
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Old 29.07.2015, 13:41
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I miss the interlibrary loans. Free service, too! Ch is a first country, but in the library business, it can sure do better.
Join the ETH library. They do inter-library loans.
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Old 29.07.2015, 19:09
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I didn't know a little village in Graubünden could hold so many luxury cars.

The week of the Davos alpine marathon, in Bergün, I saw two Teslas and a car I thought I read SMART on it, but looked nothing like THE Smart we all know, more like a racing car. I can't seem to find any Smart looking like the car I saw, and I am losing sleep over it.

Maybe Dodgyken was racing through the Davos marathon.
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I need a holiday to get over my family holiday.
I need a....diet to get over the holiday with my family...
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I was planning to go for a 2 mile walk but my Fitbit died, now I can't see the point
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Old 03.08.2015, 14:06
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Was it a Smart Roadster?
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I was planning to go for a 2 mile walk but my Fitbit died, now I can't see the point
If anything should be powered by walking it should be fitbit right? But seriously you can log a walk later, it will add it to your stats.

And there's no miles in Switzerland
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