Just to remind you in the period of 2006 – 2007 I was at Erasmus exchange in Granada in Spain. It so happened that on 18 November I was coming to Poland for 8 days. The first reason was the work at the Fairs and the second one was the extraction of my wisdom tooth which I personally don’t recommend. On my way back it meant my another encounter with Etiuda terminal in Warsaw. This place was really specific.
I feel bad about making that self-promotion but I had to give went to my embarrassment. Due to the whole fuss I didn’t take a single PLN coin from home. On the other hand, it was quite logical as I was going to Spain. It’s commonly known that you can buy a drink in an airport shop after you undergo a custom control. For me, at least until that day, it meant that you can pay either in złotych or in euro. Having waited in a queue for 15 minutes to buy water I was told that I couldn’t pay in euro or by card because the amount was too low. I suggested to a cashier that I could give her euro and she would exchange it in an exchange point later on. But she only said that she didn’t set rules and that she was sorry.
I don’t know about you but for me it was an example of sheer stupidity and naïve service. Luckily for me I found a person ready to exchange złoty into euro. Obviously I didn’t come back to the shop. I used a drink machine which our “super modern airport” was equipped with in a number of one piece only. I have to praise the airport service however. My excess luggage and a bag full of food received no comment. Such a big credit for understanding poor students!