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Glimpse of the Kitchen


Glimpse of the Kitchen

Originally uploaded by Supergites

Last week they (the Dutch Kitchen supplier) finally placed the brand new Warendorf kitchen.

All and all it took us over 1 year from ordering to placing. Mind you WE had to postpone the delivery twice on our account due to the fact that we were not ready. First time mid december it was too cold, second time thanks to the French banking system. But here it is; half exposed…we’re trying to keep it spotless during the last two months of renovation.

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Bank issues

My first pay cheque
Image by dmmd303 via Flickr

You think the banking system is the same all over the world. OK, maybe not so the same in India or Uganda but in Europe all the banks use the same method to transfer money from one account to the other. Right? We discovered that’s not the case.

We started to become superstitious about the French banking system when we went shopping on a Saturday at a large Carrefour. In our lane right in front of us a family had piled up their caddie (shopping cart) and when the sweet caissière finally bleeped all 241 items, they grabbed their paychecks.

“You mean those paper receipts we used in the 80’s of last century?”
“Hell yeah, those!”

Without even a glimpse of embarrassment they copied the total costs hand written on a check and handed it over to the cashier. She stamped it and the shopping were paid. Deal done.

This all looks quite innocent. But what do you do when you have to transfer large amounts of money? Like when you want to buy a kitchen? Believe it or not: a paycheck does it all. And that’s where it really went wrong.

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