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This morning, on my way to work, I was somewhat startled to see a large pile of what appeared to be rubbish bags at the side of the road. Maintaining my composure and remaining relaxed in order to avoid alarming the neighbours, I cautiously approached the rubbish bags to investigate the probable provenance of said mysterious items. Oh, how I laughed when I realised that today is bin day and the rubbish bags had entirely legitimate justification for their existence at that particular location!


I shall regale you with further anecdotary epistles upon the happening of amusing incident in my life the future!
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Old 13.10.2015, 11:55
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I really, really, really want to meet the lovechild of Rakapas and Wolli.
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Old 13.10.2015, 11:59
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I thought that was Dougal
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Old 13.10.2015, 21:10
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we gather in a bedroom to open presents. Well, she is a keen footballer, so I bought her a football, which is fiendishly difficult to wrap, let alone disguise.
When she saw it wrapped up, she said (sarcastically, I think): "Oh, I wonder what that could be".
I have just found my wife opening one of her Christmas presents already.

She said, "Sorry but it was screaming out to me."

That's the last time I try to surprise her with a penetrating baboon.
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Old 13.10.2015, 21:11
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This morning, on my way to work, I was somewhat startled to see a large pile of what appeared to be rubbish bags at the side of the road. Maintaining my composure and remaining relaxed in order to avoid alarming the neighbours, I cautiously approached the rubbish bags to investigate the probable provenance of said mysterious items. Oh, how I laughed when I realised that today is bin day and the rubbish bags had entirely legitimate justification for their existence at that particular location!


I shall regale you with further anecdotary epistles upon the happening of amusing incident in my life the future!
Don't leave it like that for God's sake! What was in them?
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Old 13.10.2015, 21:25
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Don't leave it like that for God's sake! What was in them?
Well, I am verily pleased you have asked, dear Hiao. Upon further perusal of the contents of the aforementioned rubbish bags, with the assistance of a trusty pair of thick gloves provided by the German tourists in the next town, I found a veritable cornucopia of miscellaneous bric-a-brac of the most curious nature. There was a cardboard box of fascinating form, small, about a 1/2 cubit long, deeply indented with small nest-like hollows devised, presumably, for the comfort of some small ovoid creature such as, perhaps, a penetrating baboon or a wanton rabbit. On the top lay an affixed sticker depicting a joyous chicken enjoying the sunshine on a bright summer's afternoon, maybe in the month of June. Or, perhaps, July. Underneath this strange object lay a malodorous sausage, an expired tube of toothpaste, several unused packets of latex gloves, a tangerine, a cuddly toy, a fondue set, a matching pair of his and hers bathrobes and an icon of Bruce Forsythe painted on wood, presumably by some Orthodox monk in a state of transcendent ecstasy.

As you can see, the thorough cleansing of my fingers afterwards became incontrovertibly necessarily, and so I proceeded with haste to the bathroom where the water lives and the vital requirements of digital hygiene might be to which attended must.

More amusing tales such as these will I share with everyone at the soonest opportunity!
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Old 13.10.2015, 21:31
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Re: Stinker, stinker, stinker !!!!

This morning, it was a bin day in our neck of woods. So, I run first thing in the morning with my 35l refuse bag chock full of rubbish. Interestingly, the refuse bag had a yellow sticker "geklebt" on the side. You wouldn't believe how surprised was I when I saw a gentleman staring at the location of the other bags in such amusement like there was something extraordinary about the whole place. Then the telephone rang and I had a job interview ...

To be continued ...

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I was with a friend of mine (he is Swiss), and we went for lunch in his nice big Range Rover. A father and his maybe 8 year old daughter jumped in front of our vehicle at the red light and stuck their tongues out, made grimaces and called "Stinker, stinker, stinker" to us. When the light turned green, they were still standing there.
My friend honked.
All I can say is that I am impressed by Ranger Rover. The car is not just great, but the honk does its job too. Never seen two people jump as far sideways as those two. Kinda felt bad for the girl to have such a moron of a father.

I'd just like to point out that 'honking' is only allowed here in the case of danger and certainly not when standing still. Please tell your Swiss friend that we are not amused.
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Old 14.10.2015, 08:38
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today is bin day
What is 'bin day'?

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Old 14.10.2015, 08:55
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Old 14.10.2015, 09:04
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What is 'bin day'?

Tom
Don't you know these?

Ich bin day (yesterday)
Du bist day (falls on today)
Er,sie,es ist day

Sie sind day (which is gonna be next week )
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Old 14.10.2015, 09:35
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Let me guess. No bins "around here"?
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Old 14.10.2015, 10:02
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Let me guess. No bins "around here"?
There are, sort of, but they are fixed, and normally under ground, and one can toss ones trash in them 24/7, there is no special day to use them.

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Old 14.10.2015, 10:58
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There are, sort of, but they are fixed, and normally under ground, and one can toss ones trash in them 24/7, there is no special day to use them.

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You're in luck! EVERY day is Bin Day!
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Old 14.10.2015, 11:12
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Ignore the misleading replies. Mr Breakfast clearly indicates it is Tuesday ("This morning", written on a Tuesday). I presume some sort of local Glarus saints day.
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You took the words out of my mouth.
Your mouth?!
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Ignore the misleading replies. Mr Breakfast clearly indicates it is Tuesday ("This morning", written on a Tuesday). I presume some sort of local Glarus saints day.
Your post says you posted this today. Yet you say today is Tuesday. It is NOT. It is Wednesday.

I know this. Because I need a medical doctor urgently and my doctor only came back to work yesterday (Tuesday) and now has Wednesday off.

And the other doctor takes Thursdays off work, so he works on Wednesdays. And I have an appointment with this Wednesday working doctor.

So today is definitely Wednesday!
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Old 14.10.2015, 11:55
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Ignore the misleading replies. Mr Breakfast clearly indicates it is Tuesday ("This morning", written on a Tuesday). I presume some sort of local Glarus saints day.
Indeed "This" was a pilgrim travelling across Europe. He started his travels in what is now modern day Copenhagen in the spring of 1482 and my later October he had reached the fork in Glarus. Unsure where to choose the Eastern valley or the Western one he camped over night at the confluence of Sernf. He was awoken in the early hours by cries of help eminating from the water, in the dim light he was able to make out the wild splashing of a person in the water. Despite minimal light and no knowledge of how to swim This knew that it was his duty to attempt the save person. He jumped into the river, fighting current, to reach the man, pulling him to safety. The man thanked This and promised to return the following day with a reward for his bravery.

With little to do that day This sat by the river, studied the bible and prayed, awaiting the return of the man whom he had saved. As the light faded This made camp, and settled down to sleep. Again he was woken in the early hours by splashing in the river, and with no thought for his own safety once again dived in to rescue the person. Again it was the man from the night before. Again This rescued him and the man promised him a reward the following day.

This happened day after day, as autumn became winter and winter became spring This would wake early each day to rescue the same man in the river. The years passed, with each day This saving the man and studying the bible.

The bearded pilgrim did not go unnoticed by the villagers who would often wake to see a soaking mad trapse through the village leaving a trail of footprints as the sun rose. Some spoke to This of why he stayed and each time This told them the story of saving the man and awaiting a rewards. The villagers rapidly believed that This was losing his mind, spending all day reading nothing but the bible. A man of God he might be but he was not caring for himself and the villagers became concerned.

Putting aside the petty disagreements that are part of village life they would gather together each week what food they could, place in a bin and take it to This for him to eat through the next week.

Since then, in the surrounding area This morning is synonymous with bin day.
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Old 14.10.2015, 13:31
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What dodgyken forgot to mention is the fact that This is a Swiss German short form of the first name Matthis, which again is a slightly shortened form of Matthias, which in turn is the equivalent of the English name Matthew.

In short, This is St. Matthew. According to certain Church Fathers, Matthew went to other countries after preaching the Gospel to the Hebrews. Islamic exegesis has it that he went to Ethiopia; so Glarus wouldn't have been too far off that route.
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Ignore the misleading replies. Mr Breakfast clearly indicates it is Tuesday ("This morning", written on a Tuesday). I presume some sort of local Glarus saints day.
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