I have previously blogged about the issues that surround the fact that the United Kingdom drives on the left-hand side of the road in right-hand drive (RHD) vehicles, in contrast to the rest of continental Europe which drives on the right-hand side of the road in left-hand drive vehicles.However, it should be pointed out that the UK is not unique.Then, having ascertained that we were very happy to have a heavy duty continental plug and lead attached to our dishwasher, to replace the damaged UK one, he quickly went out and purchased one and returned to fit it.For all of this – parts and labour – I was invoiced for the princely sum of 645 Kc/approximately £22.00.
Thinking that the problem must be the plug not being properly connected to the wall socket, I investigated, only to find that part of the adaptor had melted and was black!
The eventual resolution of these problems does illustrate a marked contrast, both in work practices and costs, between the UK and the Czech Republic.
On Christmas Day at our Family Eucharist, as I shook hands with an English/Slovak couple at the door of the Church, I mentioned our problem to them as they had previously helped us to find appropriate people to resolve issues relating to plumbing and domestic appliances. He rapidly repaired the damaged wall socket, thus allowing us to once more use every electrical socket in the lounge.
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