As I previously said, I’ll come back with a story regarding small Italian facts about how things work here. To start, I’m going to tell you useful things in case you think (don’t) to come to Italy. I’m not saying that I’m not enjoying me life in Milan, no, but there are things you might want to know before discovering yourself by pure unwanted hazard. Here are the steps to booking a theater ticket to the Scala di Milano. There are 3 ways to book the bloody ticket. First, go down to the ticket office on the day(cause otherwise bye-bye ticket) that they start selling the tickets for the show you want to see. You might have a chance to buy one, even if your faith evaporated step by step. Count till 500 and if you’re not in the 500 in the line, you can simply, go home. Second thing you can do, book a ticket online. Same here, book it at exactly the time they open the ticket office, if not, 10 minutes later, there’s nothing left. The third and most long method is to call. Well, the thing is that you don’t have to pay then, but you either know in the end if your booking was successful or not. ‘Cause you have 96 hours (o_o) to send a fax with : a document copy, a credit card copy (wtf) and an application with name address, booking number. AND THEN, YOU WAIT and pray. ‘Cause they don’t even send you an e-mail to confirm your place. Call them, find out, before the show, of course! :)
Pfiu. Another superb adventure. The one week train pass… Oh, this is a cute story. My monthly pass expires, OK. I went to make another one but for a week. Ok. It was a Thursday. I ask for a week pass, the counter lady gives me one, then, genius sparkle moment, I ask: so it’s valid from today till next Thursday?! She says : NO. till Sunday. Whaaat? O-o . SO skipping the part where I start an argument with her and she pisses me off, (I mean,I pay a whole week go get a valid period of 3?) Is it me, or people have no logic or are simply, (sorry) STUPID? SO! remember always to do your pass(if you want one for a week) on Monday (cause it’s a solar week!) Oh Come ooon! Please, tell me you’re joking!
NEXT—> Taxi. Careful please ladies and gentleman. When you phone for a taxi be sure to tell where you are and tell that you kindly ask the taxi company operator to direct your call to the nearest taxi station. Cause I’ll tell you why. Once in the taxi, be sure he starts the machine then, cause I was unfortunately surprised to see that the taxing machine was already on and had already been in the taxi for the price of 25 euros. O_o? no no, not possible. Kindly ask what is going on and the simple explanation given is : Well, I came from the city center (you being somewhere in the periphery. UUUm… Then please start yelling! :) cause otherwise there is no chance you don’t pay the course. I payed just a part, luckily I know how to yell and swear in Italian. :D I won’t be telling you my speech, it’s pissed off and garnished with great swear words. You are kindly asked to find that out for yourself!