Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sat 6 Nov - No Money

There is no money in Mons. Okay, so this statement could be interpreted in many ways. However, I'm being very literal when I say this. As of yesterday, many of Mons' main cash machines stopped dispensing any money. This includes the main Fortis branch on the Grand Place. The reason? A strike of course. Don't ask me to understand who exactly has gone on strike. The banks are still open.

The result was that at one point some machines were allowing you to withdraw only 50 Euro notes, which soon became only 100 Euro notes, and eventually no notes. Nuts. Unbelievable. No, actually, how very Belgian.

4 comments:

  1. I'm liking the new look on the blog!

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  2. Thanks Jessica! Went for something a little 'lighter' and 'fresher.' Something like that, anyway. Not that mad on it to be honest but it'll do for now.

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  3. The Brinks truck drivers are on strike and since Brinks is an American corporation and Americans don't "do" strikes, expect to have a hard time getting cash for awhile . . .

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  4. Great. Just when we need to be withdrawing wads of cash to take to Cuba.

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