Lost and Found

One of the things we noticed about living in Switzerland is how honest (most) people are: when anyone looses and object, others go through efforts to try to get it back to them. Typically, if people don’t know who the object belongs to, the finder places it in a very visible place so the person who lost it can easily find it back.

Case in point was the following sign which we noticed at the noticeboard at the entrance to our building. Someone had found an earring and did not only not just take it, they went through the trouble of creating a sign and attaching the earring to the sign so the person who has lost the earring can easily find it back.

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The sign reads “who has lost this?”

The same honesty applies when you leave your bag or suitcase sitting somewhere – you typically do not have to worry about someone taking it.

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