We spent a couple of days in Zurich last week after a glorious 12 day cruise to Italy and Greece.
We had a problem at the eCafe there (see my review). We had asked them to log us off on one of the computers. They didn't, then refused to waive the extra $14 in usage fees. They would not even listen to our reasoning.
Then we went to dinner with some friends and one in the group asked if he could get pay extra to get some melted cheese on his potatoes. The waiter shouted out "NO!" When our dinner companion started to say something else, the waiter again said "NO!" Again, no opportunity for further dialog.
I had not been to Switzrland for years. I was just wondering if this is typical behavior of the Swiss, anti-war sentiment over Iraq, or just a couple of bad eggs.
We were not rude, loud or demanding, but in both cases we certainly felt dismissed, and have no desire to go back to Switzerland again.