...and not only recognised them, but also had a laugh at the wins:
....and now I think it's time to share some Swiss World Problems with you all. Geneva is universally and consistently found to be the second or third (depending on the poll or survey) most expensive city in the world. First, if just rent per income is taken into account. No wonder all of the nurses who changed Sapphire's IV drip in December lived in France and I haven't had a haircut since Christmas.
Milly and I did our usual walk in the park this morning and found a homeless man sleeping in the fenced 'Off Leash' area right alongside the clanking cranes and drills of the building site next door. This unpeaceful doze was further ruined by his being barked at by a puzzled Alsatian who was accompanied an angry lady in a fur coat who'd just parked her brand new Beamer nearby and was gesticulating at a council worker to get rid of the unsightly sleeping sod. A bizarre scene that set me thinking.
What are Swiss world problems? Here's a few that spring to mind:
Stupid government is trying to restrict holiday homes and ski chalets to only twenty percent of all the properties in each town. NO WAY!
Didn't get to see Arnold Schwarzenegger speak at the Geneva summit last week - only 3,000 invitations were issued.
Had to leave the Ferrari in the outdoor car park because of the crowds at the International Motor Show.
Freshly baked bread was warm when I walked home, but stale by the time I wanted it for lunch.
L'Occitane almond oil hand moisturiser takes too long to rub in and leaves glittery specks of crushed pearls afterwards.
That unbearable feeling when you slip on your winter coat and your jumper arms ride up halfway through the sleeves.
You let someone cross the road at the yellow lines and they don't give you the nationally acknowledged and expected 'nod of thanks'.
One IKEA pillow is too flat but two are too high.
Bircher meusli is just too complicated to chew for breakfast on mornings when you're running late.
Chocolate blocks are on special, tightly-packaged in groups of ten. But there are only seven days in a week.
Only have a two hundred franc note in your wallet but tram ticket machine takes five franc coins.
Bloody husband forgets to bring back any duty free from his last overseas business trip.