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Old 27.09.2011, 15:07
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Old 27.09.2011, 15:09
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So many people loosing so much stuff. I'm loosing it.
Too many o's, lose the o's.
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Old 27.09.2011, 15:31
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A friend of mine was travelling in Japan and got off the train in a small town between Hiroshima and Osaka. While still in the train station, he realized he had forgotten his umbrella in the train, turned around to get it but the train had already left.
He asked an employee on the quai what he could do and the guy told him to go to the lost and found office. That sounded strange since he just left it in the train but still went there.
At the office, he described his umbrella, when and where he lost it and they went to their depot to look for it. He thought there was no chance and he knew his umbrella was still in the train but don't try to persuade a working japaneese.
After a minute, they came back with his umbrella, wrapped in a hermetic plasitc bag, labelled with a number and a tag with the date, time, train and location...he had to give his passport and have it photocopied to get his umbrella back.
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Did your friend pay the 10% finder's reward?

That is why things are usually returned in Switzerland, you are expected to pay a 10% reward of the total value.

If it is handed in to the city police / SBB etc you have too pay!
The way Ittingen has worded this probably gives a wrong impression. However, what he has said is absolutely true. There is an unwritten rule here in CH which recommeneds that the finder should be rewarded 10% of the total value of the the stuff being found and returned.

Our son had found a wallet belonging to an Italian student a couple of years ago. Tracing her was not easy, however he managed to locate her and return it to her. When we narrated this to one of our Swiss friends, the first question she asked was whether our son had been "rewarded" with 10%?

He was indeed offered some money but refused to accept it. When he met this girl to hand over the wallet, he was on his way to meet a few of his friends for dinner and invited this girl to join them for dinner. Eventually, the girl insisted on paying for his desert. We teased him at that time that perhaps in true Hollywood style this should have led somewhere, alas, the girl already had a boy friend
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Sorry. Had to get it off my chest.
Most understandable indeed, but reality is that mobile phone have a good trading value on the "black market" and this particularily if it was a modern thing
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