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Old 25.06.2015, 20:36
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Yes most swiss are very honest. Many times we went to lakes that springtime or summertime and they just leave their open wallets in the grass by public walked on by. So it means,nobody will touch or grab it right?
Personally, I wouldn't chance things that much.

Opt for the safe way and cover wallet, phone, etc with the towel instead. Super-safe would mean to put it in the open bag you leave at your place
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Old 25.06.2015, 20:52
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Re: Swiss honesty

This "honesty" thing can be a major pain... my wife is Swiss. We rented an apartment in Nice. A bowl we used cracked. She made me go all around town looking for an exact replacement. Worth about 2 bucks. The British housekeeper was amazed we went through all zhe effort, and said it was just some cheap bowl he was about to replace anyway. Its sometimes like an obsessive compulsion to restore the balance in the universe.
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Re: Swiss honesty

I think it is quite a matter of luck in my experience...

A friend had forgotten his wallet in front of one of ETH buildings and found it there two days later intact.

On the other hand, another friend forgot his computer on a tram stop, was back in 5mins and it was gone... My two umbrellas "disappeared" and never found anything I forgot in tram...
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This "honesty" thing can be a major pain... my wife is Swiss. We rented an apartment in Nice. A bowl we used cracked. She made me go all around town looking for an exact replacement. Worth about 2 bucks. The British housekeeper was amazed we went through all zhe effort, and said it was just some cheap bowl he was about to replace anyway. Its sometimes like an obsessive compulsion to restore the balance in the universe.


At least you had something to discuss on the trip home...
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