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Went to UBS 2 days ago to get some pounds but they did not have so the lady helping us offered to order some and have it posted to us. Today, we received our pounds in the post via normal post, not even 'Einschreiben'. TIS!
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self picking and self payment flowers and veggies (especially strawberries). Where I come from pwople wouldn opt only take the flowers for free, the cart with tool and money asw well TIS
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Went to UBS 2 days ago to get some pounds but they did not have so the lady helping us offered to order some and have it posted to us. Today, we received our pounds in the post via normal post, not even 'Einschreiben'. TIS!
Maybe they figured that nobody would possibly want to steal pounds
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When I was in Hotel Management School I drank way too much and blacked out during my first semester. My friend told me that 2 cops caught me being foolish in front of a Kebab place in Montreux. When they started questioning me, I spit on one of the cops' boots and pointed directly at him and laughed like an idiot. Luckily my friend's girlfriend told them not to worry and said that they'll be taking me home right away. In most other countries I would have been beaten or arrested for that kind of behaviour. TIS!!!
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When I was in Hotel Management School I drank way too much and blacked out during my first semester. My friend told me that 2 cops caught me being foolish in front of a Kebab place in Montreux. When they started questioning me, I spit on one of the cops' boots and pointed directly at him and laughed like an idiot. Luckily my friend's girlfriend told them not to worry and said that they'll be taking me home right away. In most other countries I would have been beaten or arrested for that kind of behaviour. TIS!!!
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When I was in Hotel Management School I drank way too much and blacked out during my first semester. My friend told me that 2 cops caught me being foolish in front of a Kebab place in Montreux. When they started questioning me, I spit on one of the cops' boots and pointed directly at him and laughed like an idiot. Luckily my friend's girlfriend told them not to worry and said that they'll be taking me home right away. In most other countries I would have been beaten or arrested for that kind of behaviour. TIS!!!
From what I think, Swiss police are well trained, and uniformly so in the country. Some might even speak a language other than their own. By comparison, we now know that disrespect of a police officer can lead to an early death in parts in the USA, depending on ethnicity and location. Think also of how much a policeman earns. In Vaud, it's this:
- aspirant-e : env. CHF 4'000 brut (avec l'indemnité principale)
- gendarme : env. CHF 6'000 brut (avec l'indemnité principale)
- inspecteur C : env. CHF 6'300 brut (avec l'indemnité principale)

In the USA policemen can earn as little as $31,000 a year although some, especially unionized and in big cities, make much more:
http://www.payscale.com/research/US/...Officer/Salary
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When I was in Hotel Management School I drank way too much and blacked out during my first semester. My friend told me that 2 cops caught me being foolish in front of a Kebab place in Montreux. When they started questioning me, I spit on one of the cops' boots and pointed directly at him and laughed like an idiot. Luckily my friend's girlfriend told them not to worry and said that they'll be taking me home right away. In most other countries I would have been beaten or arrested for that kind of behaviour. TIS!!!
You're kidding, right? You were extremely lucky.

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You're kidding, right? You were extremely lucky.
Pretty dumb idea to hang from that rope. Makes for an prime candidate for the Darwin award.
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Pretty dumb idea to hang from that rope. Makes for an prime candidate for the Darwin award.
Agreed. But that's not the point here, is it? The policeman knew there were protesters hanging from the rope, but cut it anyway. That's about typical of the level of care and respect shown by Swiss police, especially in Romandie.
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You're kidding, right? You were extremely lucky.

I haven't seen this before. I can't believe he cut the rope..

Climbers (with no medical insurance) deliberately put themselves and others in danger in pointless protest in foreign country before crying foul when sh*t hits the fan.

WTF did they expect?

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Agreed. But that's not the point here, is it? The policeman knew there were protesters hanging from the rope, but cut it anyway. That's about typical of the level of care and respect shown by Swiss police, especially in Romandie.
And quite rightly so. The protestors were being a pain in the backside to "normal" people trying to use the bridge - so in the words of Abraham Lincoln "f%^k them".

The protestors tried it on there because they'd get no where near the actual summit (without getting a good kicking) and thought dangling someone with the IQ of a cauliflower off the bridge would stop the police.

They obviously hadn't realised that TIS and if the Police don't like you they'll make it painfully obvious. Back in the day the Police in Zurich would direct protests into roads blocked with water cannons - wait for the street to fill up and then turn them on.

If you the police catch you doing something anti-social then you will fall down the stairs in the police station - even if it is all one floor.

The thing is though, 99% of us have absolutely nothing to worry about, we don't put ropes across a motorway (which could have killed a motorcyclist), we don't riot in the streets and we don't set off smoke bombs in stations. We do our jobs - earn our money - go home and complain how expensive everything is.

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About 35 years ago in UK, i used to do this with crop spraying helicopters !

We also used to buy around 200 gallons of 4 star at a time to run them during the day, you had to ask in some garages if they had enough fuel ! At the time you got free wine glass with every 20 gallons or whatever, every day we got a full set of wine glasses.

All the relatives got them for Xmas one year !
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A nice multivan... And a bell.if I'm not mistaken
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Bell 212 I maybe...
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Went to UBS 2 days ago to get some pounds but they did not have so the lady helping us offered to order some and have it posted to us. Today, we received our pounds in the post via normal post, not even 'Einschreiben'. TIS!

Really............you must have agreed to this and signed a release form to absolve UBS from any claim, otherwise what is stop you turning round to UBS and saying money never arrived ?

I'm sorry, but this doesn't ring true !
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My wife ordered $300 for an upcoming business trip to the US from UBS. This morning a padded envelope arrives in our post box (not registered or anything) with the cash.

WTF??
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From what I think, Swiss police are well trained, and uniformly so in the country. Some might even speak a language other than their own. By comparison, we now know that disrespect of a police officer can lead to an early death in parts in the USA, depending on ethnicity and location. Think also of how much a policeman earns. In Vaud, it's this:
- aspirant-e : env. CHF 4'000 brut (avec l'indemnité principale)
- gendarme : env. CHF 6'000 brut (avec l'indemnité principale)
- inspecteur C : env. CHF 6'300 brut (avec l'indemnité principale)

In the USA policemen can earn as little as $31,000 a year although some, especially unionized and in big cities, make much more:
http://www.payscale.com/research/US/...Officer/Salary
Us usual this is a foul und stupid comparison.

PPP-adjusted it looks quite different:

- aspirant-e : PPP$ 2560 gross, 30'700 p.a.
- gendarme : PPP$ 3840 gross, 46'000 p.a.
- inspecteur C : PPP$ 4034 gross, 48'384 p.a.
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Filling up your tank the Swiss way
Are you insane?
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My wife ordered $300 for an upcoming business trip to the US from UBS. This morning a padded envelope arrives in our post box (not registered or anything) with the cash.

WTF??
Registered mail is 5CHF, that's a considerable portion of their margin on $300. Apparently they're very satisfied with doing business with you

(perhaps you should demand some perks)
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