How stingy are the Swiss?


ZURICH, Switzerland – An 85-year-old woman was found in the vault of a Swiss bank when she set off motion detectors hours after the bank was already closed, according to a statement released Wednesday.

Employees at the Zürcher Kantonalbank apparently forgot about the woman.

The director of the bank’s safe allowed the woman into the vault on Monday before closing it punctually at 4:30 p.m. local time — with the woman still deep in study of her documents, ZKB said.

She remained so still that she initially failed to activate either the motion detector or the attached camera, the bank said in confirming a report that appeared in the Zurich-based daily Tages-Anzeiger.

She was freed from the room four hours after the vault was closed.

The bank gave the woman a bouquet of flowers for suffering from the ordeal and said it would decide on further nonfinancial compensation.


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3 responses to “How stingy are the Swiss?

  1. Norris

    Hi Rick! Interesting Space you have here. I like the commentary and humor. I have a Windows Mobile SmartPhone too -The T-Mobile MDA. Which device are you using?

  2. Richard

    I use the T-Mobile SDA II.
    How did you get the Windows Media Player web part for your space?

  3. Jones

    Some flowers? Haha.
    I know a Swiss woman, and after asking me to bring food (tacky to begin with) to her holiday dinner – she packed everything away and never served it. Now this is stingy – and we left hungry. They never have enough food, and that is part of the reason we brought extra – but she refused to put it out for everyone to enjoy. I couldn’t help but feeling that we stocked their refrigerator for their next party (which they are having in a week) Yeah, nice holiday dinner where I left hungry…not the kind of holiday I am accustomed to, as usually there is plenty of food and it is left out until everyone has had enough – then it will be brought out again later too. No one has to beg for dessert or for a drink of water, etc. From what I have seen, the Swiss are poor hosts.

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