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Old 02.11.2016, 15:04
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

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There are too many "Bachelors" as well who are looking forward to get l..d I mean paid. The intranet world belongs to BS
Is that before they turn to baiting like the masters?



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Old 02.11.2016, 15:12
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But in Switzerland, those are normally sex parties!

Tom
Indeed. Only in Switzerland will you see ads for sex toys at the central train station.
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Old 02.11.2016, 15:14
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Indeed. Only in Switzerland will you see ads for sex toys at the central train station.
Well, it isn't called "Öffentliche Verkehr" for nothing.
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Old 02.11.2016, 15:36
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Indeed. Only in Switzerland will you see ads for sex toys at the central train station.
There is a petrol filling station outside Basel that has (or maybe had) a sex shop.
I thought about visiting it but I was worried about blocking the pump
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Old 02.11.2016, 18:22
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Don't stress, you know how it will go - we had countertops, oversize photos of Tom's guitars will probably follow soon, we had Phos's demand for erotic something, we had arrogance and mob talk, book bragging, grammatical pedantry, shit countries and and after the shit stirring - a faint hint on charitable spirit..there was enough patronizing so I predict a bit of good will today. The EF meteo also predicts a slight increase of cat memes, probably also more countertops or fishtalk, coming from the warmer climatic front. People with opposing views might get a bit of acceptance, Friday is almost here.

Nothing unusual - typical day on EF

PS: moving memes don't post on my cheap as* cell, people, post some funny not moving ones? Ta.
It's almost like you could write a program and use it for every possible subject... The smoking thread was somehow better but I'm not sure about the end - must check it out - did we finish by green-blobing Tom1234? 'cause I didn't give him any, he's too stubborn. (I can hear my OH saying that coming from me sounds like comedy gold lol)
Will Trump be the next president is the only discussion I'm gonna follow for a while...hope Phos is nothing like the other Tom and won't scare us with stuffed animals and the like....better erotic toys!
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Old 02.11.2016, 18:37
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hope Phos is nothing like the other Tom and won't scare us with stuffed animals and the like....better erotic toys!
Well, I do have some S&M stuff lying around the house.

And no, I'm not a plushophile.

Tom

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Well, it isn't called "Öffentliche Verkehr" for nothing.
Öffentliche Verkehr = public transport. The fact that "Verkehr" can mean both transport and intercourse, gave rise to this rhyming couplet:

Im öffentlichen Nahverkehr
geht ohne Gummi gar nichts mehr.

Rough translation:
In local transport
nothing works any longer, without rubber.
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Old 02.11.2016, 18:43
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Öffentliche Verkehr = public transport. The fact that "Verkehr" can mean both transport and intercourse, gave rise to this rhyming couplet:

Im öffentlichen Nahverkehr
geht ohne Gummi gar nichts mehr.

Rough translation:
In local transport
nothing works any longer, without rubber.
Isn't it kind of weird that one of the few puns in German can't be translated into English in a way that transliterates it somehow?
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Old 02.11.2016, 19:11
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

Sometimes, some people seem just seem to be asking for a spanking.
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Old 02.11.2016, 19:22
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Sometimes, some people seem just seem to be asking for a spanking.
Yes, I've known a few who asked.

Tom
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Old 02.11.2016, 20:05
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

I have to ask about the wooden countertops.... how are the protected given daily use?
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Old 02.11.2016, 20:47
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I have to ask about the wooden countertops.... how are the protected given daily use?
The less you cook and eat at home, the more protected they are.
Sorry for chipping in, I have no idea - I guess a good layer of varnish is sufficient. We varnished a table that was initially untreated (I suppose, it looked like that) and it's OK even after a few years.
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Old 02.11.2016, 20:52
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Linseed oil would do for keeping any stains from getting too deep. It can still be sanded every couple of years. Varnish or other kinds sealant and protectant would kill the wood.
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Old 02.11.2016, 21:01
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Linseed oil would do for keeping any stains from getting too deep. It can still be sanded every couple of years. Varnish or other kinds sealant and protectant would kill the wood.
For a table, or trim a wipe on poly works pretty well, but you do tend to get water rings and such. For a cooking surface which tends to get wet, scratched, acids and bases on it etc, a natural oil is a lot easier to keep looking nice.
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Linseed oil would do for keeping any stains from getting too deep. It can still be sanded every couple of years. Varnish or other kinds sealant and protectant would kill the wood.
From my limited experience: it doesn't look quite nice after a little while....been there, done that.
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Old 02.11.2016, 21:27
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From my limited experience: it doesn't look quite nice after a little while....been there, done that.
What kind of wood, and what oil were you using?

Linseed can be a bit "filmy", but there are a wide range of oils and mixes available which are suitable for some woods and less for others.

Linseed is pretty good for a deck, but there you can cut it with terpentine... this doesn't really work indoors though.
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

Swiss life, anecdote #45:

I was speaking with some Swiss (we were both a bit tipsy in case you ask yourself how that was possible) and told him how shitty is social life in Switzerland for foreigners (I said auslanders). Apparently he was offended (he twiched like he just sat on a massive dildo) and then he said: "That's simply not true!. If you think that Swiss people don't like foreigners, then you haven't been in Saudi Arabia!". He moved away. But hey, at least he said sth - others just stare, say nothing and then move away.

But Saudi Arabia? Did he say Saudi Arabia? That country which is at the bottom of the 'expat social experience' list for decades, taking the worst place in all categories? The country where they still publicly behead people, who stole (or not) a loaf of bread?

Well, once a local denies sth that officially should be a rule and start comparing his country with Saudi Arabia, then you know that deep shit is the reality.
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Old 02.11.2016, 21:36
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What kind of wood, and what oil were you using?

Linseed can be a bit "filmy", but there are a wide range of oils and mixes available which are suitable for some woods and less for others.

Linseed is pretty good for a deck, but there you can cut it with terpentine... this doesn't really work indoors though.
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Swiss life, anecdote #45:

I was speaking with some Swiss (we were both a bit tipsy in case you ask yourself how that was possible) and told him how shitty is social life in Switzerland for foreigners (I said auslanders). Apparently he was offended (he twiched like he just sat on a massive dildo) and then he said: "That's simply not true!. If you think that Swiss people don't like foreigners, then you haven't been in Saudi Arabia!". He moved away. But hey, at least he said sth - others just stare, say nothing and then move away.

But Saudi Arabia? Did he say Saudi Arabia? That country which is at the bottom of the 'expat social experience' list for decades, taking the worst place in all categories? The country where they still publicly behead people, who stole (or not) a loaf of bread?

Well, once a local denies sth that officially should be a rule and start comparing his country with Saudi Arabia, then you know that deep shit is the reality.
Wouldn't it be logical that the need and longing for social interaction would be more acutely felt by a new coming foreigner than a Swiss who grew up around social interaction all their lives?

What do some foreigners expect of the Swiss? Sing and dance for them?
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Wouldn't it be logical that the need and longing for social interaction would be more acutely felt by a new coming foreigner than a Swiss who grew up around social interaction all their lives?

What do some foreigners expect of the Swiss? Sing and dance for them?



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