I am happy to report that we did not spend any time in MediaMarkt today. I am not happy to report that the reason for this is because May Day is a national holiday. This information would have been useful before I let the milk and eggs run low.
I discovered this delightful quirk when I walked to the local mini mart and bakery to find them closed with a big sign in the window that I could only assume said “Go home and plan better next time”. Every must-do for the day was squashed under the weight of the great Swiss conspiracy to make life as inconvenient as possible. I have composed a letter in response.
I am writing to inform you that holidays were created for shopping. Also, could you please not use the word Ausfahrt so prolifically on your highway signage? My kids think it’s a hoot to repeat it each and every time. I am not amused. Well, maybe a little. Ahem.
Your American friend,
PS Ausfahrt is german for Exit. It is pronounced exactly as you think it would be. You see my dilemma.