It’s hard to think of Switzerland without thinking about money.
After all, that’s where I personally hide my ill-gotten gains; isn’t it where you stored yours? Zurich is flush with cash — but it’s nothing to Geneva, home to private banking with a twist.
Above is a picture of my favorite Geneva hotel. Oh, no, I never stayed there. But it is conveniently located on the waterfront in Geneva, and it has the most delightful bathrooms in the lobby. It’s like hitting the jackpot of potties.
But in all of the times I slipped in there to use the facilities, I never once got any money there. After the article I just read, I gotta say, I was gypped. Cheated. Scammed.
Maybe I should have gone to a restaurant for my pitt stop.
Because three different restaurants in the financial district of Geneva had their toilets stopped up with €500 notes, each of which is worth about $600. Yup. It’s true.
It seems that they were flushed down a toilet and, well, what came up would make Jed Clampett happy.
Me? I would have loved to get something back for my years of running to the bathroom. I didn’t. So I’m pissed.