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Re: Swiss Rudeness

Sure, people from other countries can be rude. But here in Switzerland it's taken to a whole new level. You probably do't experience as much since you're not an Ausländer.. but for the rest of us it's huge added stress in our daily lives.

On the whole, Swiss are as rude as Parisians in my experience. Your milage may vary.
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Old 18.02.2015, 00:15
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Re: Swiss Rudeness

There was only one Swiss guy around where I live who was really rude.

Last week I realised I had not seen him for a while. When I enquired at the Stammtisch I was told he had bought a pub in Ireland and moved there.

I cannot imagine a less customer friendly landlord
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for the rest of us it's huge added stress in our daily lives.
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I'm going to bookmark this thread for 2022 and see how things have developed.
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Sure, people from other countries can be rude. But here in Switzerland it's taken to a whole new level. You probably do't experience as much since you're not an Ausländer.. but for the rest of us it's huge added stress in our daily lives.

On the whole, Swiss are as rude as Parisians in my experience. Your milage may vary.
Do you approach the Swiss around you with the same attitude you are showing us by your avatar name?
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Sure, people from other countries can be rude. But here in Switzerland it's taken to a whole new level. You probably do't experience as much since you're not an Ausländer.. but for the rest of us it's huge added stress in our daily lives.

On the whole, Swiss are as rude as Parisians in my experience. Your milage may vary.

A whole new Level ? exact numbers =? And how do People see whether someone is an AUSländer or an INländer ? And is the advice sii deet, jaa sii deet änne, söttet hinne aschtaa rude perhaps
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Re: Swiss Rudeness

All I'm seeing in this thread is the same archetypal Swiss arrogance and dismissiveness that I encounter on a daily basis. At least I know now to simply avoid it rather than waste time trying to fight it.
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All I'm seeing in this thread is the same archetypal Swiss arrogance and dismissiveness that I encounter on a daily basis. At least I know now to simply avoid it rather than waste time trying to fight it.
You're quire rude, arrogant and dismissive yourself, really, aren't you?
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Old 18.02.2015, 11:59
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All I'm seeing in this thread is the same archetypal Swiss arrogance and dismissiveness that I encounter on a daily basis. At least I know now to simply avoid it rather than waste time trying to fight it.

Maybe the Swiss are like this to you because of your attitude towards them with sweeping generalisations.
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Sure, people from other countries can be rude. But here in Switzerland it's taken to a whole new level. You probably do't experience as much since you're not an Ausländer.. but for the rest of us it's huge added stress in our daily lives.

On the whole, Swiss are as rude as Parisians in my experience. Your milage may vary.
Well I'm a foreigner and I have have only once encountered 'Swiss' rudeness once in the five years I've lived here. That was in a store in Zurich and I say 'Swiss' because I can't be 100% certain that the lady in question was Swiss.

It's not a stress for me in my daily life in fact the Swiss I have dealings with on a daily basis are all rather friendly and polite.

Maybe you should take a look at your attitude to the 'Swiss'?
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You're quire rude, arrogant and dismissive yourself, really, aren't you?
The irony is palpable. So very Swiss not to ever admit fault or a mistake.
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The irony is palpable. So very Swiss not to ever admit fault or a mistake.
Yeah. Typically Swiss, I am. Just call me Heidi. Though was she German?
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Yeah. Typically Swiss, I am. Just call me Heidi. Though was she German?
Haha I'd love to see you walking around back home in your Heidi dress and plaits.
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Haha I'd love to see you walking around back home in your Heidi dress and plaits.
They're used to it by now.
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Just make sure it is gluten-free.
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My motto is to kill them with kindness and friendliness. I have a perpetual smile stuck to my face, and can't get rid of it. I can't remember ever receiving any rudeness from anyone ever. If one is genuine, others can feel it too and will reciprocate. Fake it, and even vultures can feel it a mile away.
That kind of behaviour can be quite disarming for your potential rude counterpart, since rude people expect defensive/offensive/rude behaviour from you in response. Do the unexpected and stay friendly and cheerful and watch them not knowing what to do next, since you possibly can't shout at somebody who gives you nothing but a nice attitude, no matter how rude you are. I have practised the overly friendly attitude successfully for years, though I have to say I had to stick to it quite more often when I lived in Germany.

The only rude encounter I have had in Switzerland in my 10+ years was the coop cashier who asked me if I couldn't read and I have to admit shamefully that I was so taken aback that I was left spechless and forgot to stay cheerful and friendly.

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Sure, people from other countries can be rude. But here in Switzerland it's taken to a whole new level. You probably do't experience as much since you're not an Ausländer.. but for the rest of us it's huge added stress in our daily lives.

On the whole, Swiss are as rude as Parisians in my experience. Your milage may vary.

Aww, are they being mean to you? Give me some examples of what they do, and I'll try to explain why.
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Re: Swiss Rudeness

I have to admit that I struggled much more in Zurich than I have in Solothurn, where we now live. I can't generalize about the people there, as my circumstances there were also different, and I didn't speak German at the level that I do now. When I do go back to Zurich to visit these days, I still have the sense, though, that there is much less need to maintain social relationships than perhaps in the smaller cities and villages.
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I have to admit that I struggled much more in Zurich than I have in Solothurn, where we now live. I can't generalize about the people there, as my circumstances there were also different, and I didn't speak German at the level that I do now. When I do go back to Zurich to visit these days, I still have the sense, though, that there is much less need to maintain social relationships than perhaps in the smaller cities and villages.

an odd comparison. Solothurn is a small beautiful and romantic town with a lot of oldworldliness. Towns like Solothurn, Schaffhausen, Appenzell are much friendlier then Zürich Basel Geneva etc


and of course have much slower lifestyle

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