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By the way, there is a slight chance that I deliberately wrote "Assymetric"... sometimes English is more communicative when one bends the rules.
I see you have found a way to excuse one of your errors but how are you going to excuse this:

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What you pride yourself on, ... are your (questionable) priviledge.
Although I am loving this, I will put a stop to this spell checking here as I do not want to lower myself to any more childish depths.

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Don't be so jumpy and defensive. I like your feistiness, I am not here to fight you.
You are right, my apologies.

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I agree with you about social media and people who think they need them. Now - if you go to a farm, you will make a few members not so happy about not being able to debate, hahahahah.
This is exactly the reason why I think our little farm outing came at the right time.

st2lemans, Actually being groaned at by you convinces me further that what I am saying must surely be right !!!

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Old 30.10.2016, 19:53
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Is it raining yet?
dunno, but it was definitely raining for you father and this how you were created.
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Careful there. I've heard Russia isn't very welcoming towards foreigners/ homosexuals nor towards refugees.
This point has already been touched upon. Just because he is from a country which is not exactly famous for its high democratic standards, does not mean he cannot criticise others.
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Old 30.10.2016, 19:55
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This point has already been touched upon. Just because he is from a country which is not exactly famous for its high democratic standards, does not mean he cannot criticise others.
Except he's not really, is he?

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Old 30.10.2016, 19:57
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My OH had to work as a pizza delivery guy because it was the only job he could get at the time, even with a degree in IT. It did help immensely that he was in New Zealand at the time and it was a beach front pizzeria that he was delivering for.

When I was a manager, I had to know every job that was expected of my team. When we were short staffed, thanks to a ridiculously inept GM, I'd take over each team member's role whilst that had their meal breaks, and because I was a decent manager, they always saved ...

As for customers... If one of my team was rude to a customer, they were taken aside and talked to in private. If a customer was rude to one of my team, I'd take over the sale / situation personally if possible. 9 times out of 10, customers just need to hear a 'different voice' to modify their behaviour.

Nice to hear there are people who will make an effort to do whatever they are doing really well. This is unfortunately getting rarer and rarer these days.
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Is that a prerequisite to decency and civility?
Not in the least, but from the original post and subsequent posts, it really doesn't seem as hes' made much effort to integrate and understand the Swiss life style either.
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st2lemans, Actually being groaned at by you convinces me further that what I am saying must surely be right !!!
Yep, and I have some tinfoil hats for sale as well!

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Except he's not really, is he?

Tom
I am only skimming through replies as some are too long. But what is this he/she thing that is going on? Didn't the OP say they are rejected by women. Well I do understand that you do not need to be a man to be rejected by women but...

Edit: I now see I completely misread this comment but who cares.

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It shouldn't..it's random

Glad Ticino is far, I am sure he is catapulting his stuffed toys Romandie direction.
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Old 30.10.2016, 20:00
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It shouldn't..it's random

Glad Ticino is far, I am sure he is catapulting his stuffed toys Romandie direction.
Hardly, at an average price of CHF 300!

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Old 30.10.2016, 20:04
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This must be a troll. Stopping for pedestrians at a zebra crossing? Really? Admit it... you've never even been to Zürich.
To be fair Zurich is a small part of Switzerland and really isn't representative of the majority of the country. Just like London in that respect.
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Old 30.10.2016, 20:06
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To be fair Zurich is a small part of Switzerland and really isn't representative of the majority of the country. Just like London in that respect.
cope. Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Basel, whatever...swiss is swiss.

and what if I tell you that I'm not from Zurich?
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My twins and I spent their first 18mo travelling almost exclusively with a double stroller, by public transport. I can count the disagreeable encounters we had on the thumbs of one hand.

But that was mostly in Glarus, with only occasional forays to Schwyz, Bern, Neuchatel etc. Zürich really is another planet in some ways, isn't it?

For me the appeal of public transport with small children is that I can actually be fully present with them... not just sitting there with eyes fixed straight ahead trying to project these strictly verbal forms of comfort or entertainment. Kids quickly realize when they haven't got your full attention and it bothers them.
I fully agree that it is much better to use public transport when you have babies in a stroller. I liked just getting out of the apartment and into the lift without having to change the babies from car seats to the buggy.

My experiences were mostly things like people just rushing into the bus and blocking the disabled entrance before I could get on the bus and the like. I also remember reading a thread here by what I remember by that LIB guy complaining about the strollers on public transport. I must admit I was a bit touchy on the subject at the time, what with being stuck at home with kids and being alone and totally isolated.

Anyway, I think I have also derailed the thread a bit. Now that the OP, JohltaVontra came back and livened up the conversation, we can go back to the original issue.
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Old 30.10.2016, 20:19
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swiss is swiss.
No, it's not.

It's German!

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Old 30.10.2016, 20:23
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John Travolta or that Frank Sinatra chick with the chip?

Trams and a buggy are a pain in the bottom.
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Old 30.10.2016, 20:23
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No, it's not.

It's German!

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Old 30.10.2016, 20:23
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cope. Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Basel, whatever...swiss is swiss.

and what if I tell you that I'm not from Zurich?
Yeah, no: bollocks.
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Old 30.10.2016, 20:24
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All the posters heavily criticizing Switzerland and their way of life or those who are trying to agree or justify with the original poster, with various "one up-manship" events that may or may not have happened i wonder how many have taken the time to learn the language, understand the customs and tried to integrate themselves into the Swiss system ?
I have!! And it pisses me off when people put down my country that i have lived in for more than forty years.

I understand that some people can't or won't fit in. They seem to expect everything to be like "back home". It's not. But, there are more solutions to that than there were decades ago, they can find food from back home, they can skype loved ones, they can watch TV in practically every language.

They can even drink the water straight from the tap!!

What more can you ask for?!!

Back to the OP, all those pages ago, his only problem is that he can't find a woman. He thinks people find him ugly, he only goes to clubs... and he blames it all on the Swiss. Change your negative attitude, and you may actually enjoy the remaining months you have here.

Most of my "Swiss" friends are a mix of lots of nationalities. I don't think i know many pure Swiss.

I rest my case.
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Hardly, at an average price of CHF 300!

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Congratulation to integration!
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I have!! And it pisses me off when people put down my country that i have lived in for more than forty years.

I understand that some people can't or won't fit in. They seem to expect everything to be like "back home". It's not. But, there are more solutions to that than there were decades ago, they can find food from back home, they can skype loved ones, they can watch TV in practically every language.

They can even drink the water straight from the tap!!

What more can you ask for?!!

Back to the OP, all those pages ago, his only problem is that he can't find a woman. He thinks people find him ugly, he only goes to clubs... and he blames it all on the Swiss. Change your negative attitude, and you may actually enjoy the remaining months you have here.

Most of my "Swiss" friends are a mix of lots of nationalities. I don't think i know many pure Swiss.

I rest my case.
when u will have a coc*, an east european looks, and come from East Europe, then we can talk, but until then please refrain from any comment.
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