Tag Archives: Switzerland

Best Compliment Ever

It was a fancy wedding. Really fancy, held in a medieval church. You know the  hats that they show in the royal weddings? The other women were all wearing those hats. I scanned the sanctuary, in fact, hoping to find … Continue reading

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“We Swiss Women Love our Clotheslines…”

“We Swiss housewives love our clotheslines,” the woman told me. “It gives the clothes a nice fresh scent.” What I wanted to say was: “We American women love our dryers. They leave the clothes soft and wrinkle free.” The reason … Continue reading

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The Cost of Secrecy

“Is this account to be reporting? Or non-reporting?” the banker asked me. “I have no idea what that means,” I said. It was the late 1990s. My husband was running a high-profile Swiss company. We lived in Zurich with our … Continue reading

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How Much did that Tuna Sandwich Cost?

Last night at Open Sesame Grill, I sat enjoying my hummus and falafel, thinking the whole while about the bill. It wouldn’t be much, that’s for sure. Each appetizer was $5.59, but it was happy hour so vegetarian appetizers were … Continue reading

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