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Call me antisocial but I have to say that the whole idea of an apero is a bit daunting as inevitably it ends up with the foreigners (us) being a bit left out from the Swiss German chat - I have had the odd experience of being the "odd one out" in my own home and not keen to repeat it. May go around to my floor at least to say "hello" in person and will deal with the other floors in the coming weeks.

As for everyone not liking my cats ... there are other pets in the building so for sure some cats will not like the new cats... so will try to figure this one out as we go on.

Will report back some of the experiences :-)
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It's weird.
What's the building like? Meaning how many families? If it's a 4 flat building, it's different than a 20 flats building...

Forget the picture thing, not only its rather strange, but also it makes problems: like are they supposed to bin your picture afterwards or to keep it???
For the chocolate, it sounds like a pervert trying to attract kids

In short in my opinion:
-if it's small building (< 5 flats) then eventually knock around and say hi.
-if it's big building to the same but only to the neighboring flats (like side, front, above, below).

I think the Swiss would appreciate to know who you are, so they can accurately report you in case of any problems
That's what I call an excellent piece of advice. Would also do so. Particulalry if I planned a house warming party. If you live in a single family house, just say hello to the neighbours who are not further away than you could throw a stone..
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Old 16.06.2015, 00:56
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uh-oh.....I did absolutely none of the above......shame on me
That probably means that you have to move again..
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That's what I call an excellent piece of advice. Would also do so. Particulalry if I planned a house warming party. If you live in a single family house, just say hello to the neighbours who are not further away than you could throw a stone..
Do Swiss people appreciate such interaction with non Swiss too?
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Do Swiss people appreciate such interaction with non Swiss too?
HJonestly speaking, I guess this depends a lot from the fact where you actually live. If your neighbours are capable of speaking English, I would say yes, absolutely. If this is not the case you'll probably meet incarnated ignorance and indifference (i would not expect rejection however).
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Fingers crossed and time to improve german skills

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HJonestly speaking, I guess this depends a lot from the fact where you actually live. If your neighbours are capable of speaking English, I would say yes, absolutely. If this is not the case you'll probably meet incarnated ignorance and indifference (i would not expect rejection however).
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Re: Introducing us to the rest of the building

Good luck!
and don't try to learn speaking Swiss German apart from a few things like, Hi, bye, your dog/kid/etc is really, really, nice, etc. Understanding parts of it it will be more than sufficient.
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