Back from vacation in Italy (and a day in Switzerland). What thoughts do I bring back with me? Beautiful views, climate or language? NO! My main thought after this trip: Is there a ketchup shortage in parts of Europe?
At the Burger King we went to in Switzerland, you had to pay extra for a tiny ketchup packet. After paying the equivalent of 51 dollars (for two kids meals, a burger and nuggets), we couldn’t afford the ketchup. First time in my life I had to tell my kids, “I’m sorry, we can’t afford ketchup.”
And then at the airport McDonald’s in Italy, when our family of 4 asked for ketchup, the clerk gave us one tiny package. We asked for more and he brought up one more package. We gave up at that point as the line was long behind us.
So don’t listen to all those people who tell you to bring blue jeans over from the states. Apparently, Americans should be bringing suitcases full of ketchup. That’s where your money is – at least in southern Europe.