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Re: Someone stole my shopping!

http://www.tio.ch/News/Ticino/Cronac...ati-per-furto/
even shampoo lol look at the photo
now i'm not saying they're all rumenians, but most of them are according to the news, sometimes albanians. many live abroad though, rumenians living in switzerland are usually honest people but i know very few.
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even shampoo lol look at the photo
now i'm not saying they're all rumenians, but most of them are according to the news, sometimes albanians. many live abroad though, rumenians living in switzerland are usually honest people but i know very few.
Frankly, I don't know what are you trying to prove, why are you still insisting. The thread was about a couple of bags stolen somewhere in Switzerland, yet you insist it must be, according to some news, some Romanian citizens.

I thought you were more intelligent than this, but now you've got me convinced.
And if you quote Italian press, the land of Mafia, you're making even a bigger fool of yourself. Italians should be the last people to complain about Romanians. (the cheap and resilient work force for their elderly, hotels, agriculture, restaurants, shops, hospitals, yep, pretty much everywhere..) They missed the history of their own immigration, to say the least. Even the thought they are outraged it makes me LOL.
When I'll see ONE Italian willing to work as hard as a Romanian for that money, to endure what a Romanian "badante" (elderly care giver) endures, or an worker in agriculture, and many, many other things....I bet the Italian press doesn't present stories like this. It literally makes me sick.
And those who are second or third generation Swiss citizens shouldn't forget how Italian immigrants were treated not that long time ago. As for the gypsy minority, sorry, the problem is too complicated to even begin debating it here, though I did try in another thread. Some of them steal, yes, it's true. Still, don't see the need to point a finger at them even when there's absolutely no evidence...no common sense in accusing them.

End of story. Sometimes I despair, I really do.

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Old 26.01.2015, 15:48
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Did you perchance have Panetone amongst the items stolen?
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I used to do it quite often. But now just make sure i have the receipt from one shop when i go to the other. Also i don't buy too much so i can carry the bag around.

Another thing, if they do check - stuff bought from Migros is very different from Coop. Mine usually has the bright green budget wrapping!! As opposed to the bright pink prix garantie, and vice versa.
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Old 26.01.2015, 18:47
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Mine usually has the bright green budget wrapping!! As opposed to the bright pink prix garantie, and vice versa.
My shopping is all green-and-white (Migros) and covered with orange 50% stickers, or pink-and-white (Coop) and covered with bright red 50% stickers.

That's when I can't get to Aldi, of course.
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I used to do it quite often. But now just make sure i have the receipt from one shop when i go to the other. Also i don't buy too much so i can carry the bag around.

Another thing, if they do check - stuff bought from Migros is very different from Coop. Mine usually has the bright green budget wrapping!! As opposed to the bright pink prix garantie, and vice versa.
The Culprit has owned up!

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Old 26.01.2015, 23:00
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Re: Someone stole my shopping!

I meant leaving my bags!! But that one time i lapsed - she could have warned me the salmon had worms in it!!!

But i have looked after bags for people, also toddlers and dogs - whilst they popped to the loo, to pick up a litre of milk etc.
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Old 26.01.2015, 23:04
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I meant leaving my bags!! But that one time i lapsed - she could have warned me the salmon had worms in it!!!

But i have looked after bags for people, also toddlers and dogs - whilst they popped to the loo, to pick up a litre of milk etc.

My grandmum told me that when her 3 daughters were babies it was the norm to leave the prams (with the sleeping babies inside) at the Migros and Coop entrance
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Who wants a screaming baby when one can have two bags full of groceries...?
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now i'm not saying they're all rumenians, but most of them are according to the news, sometimes albanians. many live abroad though, rumenians living in switzerland are usually honest people but i know very few.

according to WHAT News ``?
Not according to News I read like Tages-Anzeiger, NZZ, 20MIN etc
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according to WHAT News ``?
Not according to News I read like Tages-Anzeiger, NZZ, 20MIN etc
Wolli, it doesn't matter if it's here or in Italy, or elsewhere, or if other nationalities haven't been mentioned and only Romanians and Albanians. I won't say there aren't gangs operating in different countries and moving easily around due to Schengen agreement, or that gypsies don't steal, because they do. We are ashamed that our authorities didn't take a strong approach to organised criminality (because this is what they are - very well organised bands) or better integration policies for the Roma people, but that's one thing. Another thing is that many people feel the easiest target for any gutter press, any xenophobic party, any populist politician.
All Romanians I met when living abroad were very respectable people, most with excellent careers. Or the very hard working and humble kind, I've seen so many.. Yet, the image of the country and its people is so unfair.
And it bothers you, as a regular folk, it's always more difficult for you. It's a pity, we could offer much more.
I think this is my last post here, this thread made me really sad. Two dam' bags with food (frankly, I'd offer Exoticagirl the dam' money for her tragic loss if I lived closer) have been stolen somewhere and it's all about Romanians. It's so crazy. This thing makes me love and value my country even more. It's not possible to be diminished with every occasion, by everyone who CAN.

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now i'm not saying they're all rumenians, but most of them are according to the news, sometimes albanians. many live abroad though, rumenians living in switzerland are usually honest people but i know very few.
It's ok Greenmount. Meerkat wasn't talking about Romanians
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Wolli, it doesn't matter if it's here or in Italy, or elsewhere, or if other nationalities haven't been mentioned and only Romanians and Albanians. I won't say there aren't gangs operating in different countries and moving easily around due to Schengen agreement, or that gypsies don't steal, because they do. We are ashamed that our authorities didn't take a strong approach to organised criminality (because this is what they are - very well organised bands) or better integration policies for the Roma people, but that's one thing. Another thing is that many people feel the easiest target for any gutter press, any xenophobic party, any populist politician.
All Romanians I met when living abroad were very respectable people, most with excellent careers. Or the very hard working and humble kind, I've seen so many.. Yet, the image of the country and its people is so unfair.
And it bothers you, as a regular folk, it's always more difficult for you. It's a pity, we could offer much more.
I think this is my last post here, this thread made me really sad. Two dam' bags with food (frankly, I'd offer Exoticagirl the dam' money for her tragic loss if I lived closer) have been stolen somewhere and it's all about Romanians. It's so crazy. This thing makes me love and value my country even more. It's not possible to be diminished with every occasion, by everyone who CAN.

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My grandmum told me that when her 3 daughters were babies it was the norm to leave the prams (with the sleeping babies inside) at the Migros and Coop entrance
It was the same in the UK ( at least where I come from) until not that long ago. ( maybe early eighties).
Prams outside shops used to be a congregating point for people to stand and have a gossip and coo over a baby whilst the mothers were shopping.
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It was the same in the UK ( at least where I come from) until not that long ago. ( maybe early eighties).
Prams outside shops used to be a congregating point for people to stand and have a gossip and coo over a baby whilst the mothers were shopping.
I wish we could still do that now... It would make my shopping SO much easier!
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I wish we could still do that now... It would make my shopping SO much easier!
Around here I gather it's still considered acceptable to leave them sleeping at home while you pop out to the shops!

I actually like having the buggy along though. Handy place to pile all the groceries so I still have my hands free.




EDIT: that sounds as if I might be leaving the kids at home and taking the empty buggy with me as a shopping trolley. I assure you I don't!!
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My grandmum told me that when her 3 daughters were babies it was the norm to leave the prams (with the sleeping babies inside) at the Migros and Coop entrance
Apparently this still happens here. Last year I was shocked to see a baby left sleeping in a bike trailer (Anhänger) in a Coop parking lot. The bike was locked but the baby was just a zippered panel away from being snatched. I know that Switzerland is safe but I wouldn't want to risk my child's life on that assumption. I waited around for a while before riding away on my own bike - I was so paranoid that something could happen ... And then a young man came out and rode off. I almost said something but then worried that maybe this is the norm here and who am I to stick my nose in ...
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Around here I gather it's still considered acceptable to leave them sleeping at home while you pop out to the shops!

I actually like having the buggy along though. Handy place to pile all the groceries so I still have my hands free.




EDIT: that sounds as if I might be leaving the kids at home and taking the empty buggy with me as a shopping trolley. I assure you I don't!!
Wait until they start walking and talking... Then, believe me, it won't be that much fun anymore!
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Around here I gather it's still considered acceptable to leave them sleeping at home while you pop out to the shops!

I actually like having the buggy along though. Handy place to pile all the groceries so I still have my hands free.

EDIT: that sounds as if I might be leaving the kids at home and taking the empty buggy with me as a shopping trolley. I assure you I don't!!
Even if you did - so what? I trust they would survive being home alone for bit (or a couple hours, should that happen).
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Wait until they start walking and talking... Then, believe me, it won't be that much fun anymore!
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Even if you did - so what? I trust they would survive being home alone for bit (or a couple hours, should that happen).
Oh, I'm sure they would. It's more for my own peace of mind: I can't live with the worry (statistically insignificant though I know it is) that I get knocked down by a bus or something and can't get back to them and what if I'm unconscious or comatose and can't tell anyone I've got small children at home, and they'd be on their own - not even together, alone in their beds, hungry and poopy and crying and crying - for six or seven more hours until daddy comes home from work that night.

Look, I never said it was rational.

Anyway I love taking them out with me. Honest. For two little people who can't even talk yet I find them remarkably entertaining company.
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