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Old 19.08.2015, 19:11
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Not really as you're doing the same as many new members, making their first post a complaining one. Why not write about the good stuff? There's a lot less posted on that here on EF.
Dear god, you must be the only person here who did not find that post very entertaining.
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Re: What is up with these strange Swiss people? lol

Reminds me of the other day, when I was riding my scooter (trotinette) on the train platform toward the exit, an old man jumped out from the corner, finger pointing at my scooter: Hey mister, this is not allowed. At first I thought he was just joking around, so I made a surprised face: Ah no???? But then he pointed to a sign far away and said: Yes, it is written on the 2nd sign over there. I just said OK and continued pushing away.
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Old 19.08.2015, 19:18
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2. In my evening strolls with my dog in the area I live in, I usually do the same route, but once I picked a different street and some random old lady comes out of the house and asks me if I live somewhere towards the place I am heading (which was down the road of the public street in this area that Swiss people here refer to as Millionenviertel....).
Millionenviertel is not an expression I have ever heard in Zürich - but if by that you mean the Zürichberg, the residents are probably worried about people using the area as a large dog toilet. Which, by and large, they do.
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Old 19.08.2015, 20:47
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Re: What is up with these strange Swiss people? lol

25 years ago I commuted from Munich, & on Monday mornings I used to bring a crate of beer from Munich with me. Every Monday morning around 7 am the border customs would ask me what I had to declare, and then we would both go into the office. He would look up the appropriate tariff and calculate that I needed to pay SFr 3.60 in duties, which I did. After about 3 weeks I asked the border control if this was cost effective, as it took about 10 minutes to make the SFr 3.60 payment. He replied, that if he didn't charge me the SFr 3.60 duty then "Everyone would be smuggling beer into Switzerland" At this time I pointed out that I was the only person bringing beer over the border, there was nobody else:

"GET OUT" he shouted at me.

Many years later on a Sunday morning I went to the main police station in Bern to complain that my ex-wife had broken into my ground floor apartment the previous evening and stolen many things, including all my food. I asked him to send someone to her house and ask my ex-wife for my stuff to be returned. "No" he answered "we are not coming out for such a small crime". I answered, but I have nothing to eat! "Then go to the station and buy a sandwich" I asked him if he would be treating a female victim this way, if her ex-husband had broken into her flat?

"GET OUT" he shouted at me.
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love your work...keep it up

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I had a crazy female work colleague (about 10 years older than me) who would mention in casual conversation that she liked to watch porn and would email me long lists of "recommendations", usually at about 2am. She also told me she loved doing the washing as she liked to sit nude on the washing machine while it was doing the spin as it sometimes gave her orgasms. She even asked me if I'd like to come and watch. She also boasted that she was shagging the postman.

When I tried to explain to her that i wasn't open to this type of thing as I had an OH, she accused me of being boring, and later of being gay.
Hope it wasn't a communal washroom.
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But was she fit??
Clearly she was fit enough to climb on top of the washing machine
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Re: What is up with these strange Swiss people? lol

it was funny reading the experiences that some of you posted, I hope more would do the same!!

I will try report from time to time when something interesting happens. I was told by co-workers from Switzerland that there are a lot of people just looking for arguments, to just ignore them. They also came up with some interesting stories where I just had to "wooow". Yesterday, one of my fellow co-workers who is Swiss also told me a good one. His dog also peed on a bush on an area where nobody even lives and a woman shouted at him out of the window, yes, shouted, that it was rude to do so. He did something smart, he answered her rudeness with a question, he asked, "so what do you think is more rude, a dog peeing on some random bush, or just shouting at a random person who you don't even know aggressively, instead of kindly confronting me about it? We can then speak in a civilized manner." But apparently he could not even finish the sentence as the woman shook her head, slamming the window shut.
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I brought about 100 new weekly clients into an area that served food, and my expat mums and their kids just loved the hamburgers. One day some of them asked me why there were no more hamburgers. I asked the staff who told me that they had been taken off the menu because too many people were ordering them. The number has since doubled.... think of all that lost business....

I could go on but it's too soul destroying today.
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