It’s time! I have to do it!
By the end of March, as every year, with one of the several consolidated “confederate” rituals of the Swiss Confederation, every entitled person shall complete the annual tax declaration.
Of course Switzerland has a perfect electronic way for that! You can download a program from every cantonal tax department and the tax declaration becomes like a simple (quite boring, actually!) video game.
“EasyTax” is the name of this software.
This is good, perfect, efficient, easy… Swiss!
But, as many good, perfect, efficient, easy… Swiss things in the Confederation… it is unfortunately lacking joy, style, taste, beauty!
Why? Look at what they chose as opening screenshot of the program!
Is it a dying flower? Is it a faded vegetable? Is it the Sadness itself? Is it the “End of the World”?
Of all the colourful and nice flowers the nature offers, only a Swiss tax declaration program could proudly start with such dull floral image!
Today, a grey and foggy Swiss day, we suddenly got a temporary employee to help us during this busy Christmas time.
He got a temporary consulting contract for a specific project with a very challenging due date: everything should have been finished by this evening.
He was not so sure whether he should have accepted the offer or not, but he finally agreed.
So he started his task: sitting on the best working place of the office, with a great view on the surrounding landscape: the ideal location for free ideas.
Then, he quickly completed his assignment, and, after a short handover, fled to his next mission.
He actually achieved the agreed objective very successfully: help the people inside the grey office, under today’s grey Swiss sky, to think of something white and free!
Today I even felt like Heidi’s grandpa during my walk to the office.
After a nutritious breakfast with the cows, I had a tight and adult discussion with another cow on different events of these days: election campaign in USA, Zurich as the most sustainable city of the world, global warming of planet Earth.
After a while, unfortunately, I had to leave this session finding again my way to the office…