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would still like the option to have the ability to shop on Sundays, most places I have lived its common practice. I get the need for recreational time, however everything on Sunday?
You do have the option to shop at on a Sunday... airports, train stations or Germany. Everyone else will be relaxing at home, the lake, or with family or friends, just like Sundays are made for.
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would still like the option to have the ability to shop on Sundays, most places I have lived its common practice.
When I was a kid, everything was closed on Sundays.

Life was much better back then.

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When I was a kid, everything was closed on Sundays.

Life was much better back then.

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Re: Working in Switzerland: An American perspective

So DB, how many years have you actually lived/worked in the US?

More than 0?

And no, your wife's years there do not count as 50% for you!

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So DB, how many years have you actually lived/worked in the US?

More than 0?

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None. What kind of an idiot do you take me for?
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You do have the option to shop at on a Sunday... airports, train stations or Germany. Everyone else will be relaxing at home, the lake, or with family or friends, just like Sundays are made for.

Germany on Sunday is hardly where to go Shopping, as THESE examples show
http://www.lago-konstanz.de/de/die-l...ngszeiten.html
http://www.muenchen.de/shopping/orte/120885.html
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Here the opening times of a Shopping Center in Marshall Texas


8836.
The Weisman Center
The Weisman Center is a one of a kind marketplace located in the Washington Square District of Historic Downtown Marshall. Shop our unparalleled selection antiques, art, jewelry, gifts and collectables. Plan to spend your afternoon with us starting with a delectable dining experience at our in house restaurant, Central Perks. Then browse our three floors of unique merchandise where you will find anything and everything for a memorable shopping adventure! Be sure to visit our 2nd floor Mezzanine and The Weisman Gallery located on the 3rd floor where you can enjoy the works of some of Marshall¹s most talented artists. Elegant event and meeting space is also available in The Weisman Gallery for weddings, dinner parties, and other special events!
Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Old 12.08.2015, 10:33
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Here the opening times of a Shopping Center in Marshall Texas


8836.
The Weisman Center
The Weisman Center is a one of a kind marketplace located in the Washington Square District of Historic Downtown Marshall. Shop our unparalleled selection antiques, art, jewelry, gifts and collectables. Plan to spend your afternoon with us starting with a delectable dining experience at our in house restaurant, Central Perks. Then browse our three floors of unique merchandise where you will find anything and everything for a memorable shopping adventure! Be sure to visit our 2nd floor Mezzanine and The Weisman Gallery located on the 3rd floor where you can enjoy the works of some of Marshall¹s most talented artists. Elegant event and meeting space is also available in The Weisman Gallery for weddings, dinner parties, and other special events!
Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday Closed
And THIS restaurant is closed on Tuesdays AND the entire summer from July 27th to August 18th!!! Totally grounds for moving out of Sweden!
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would still like the option to have the ability to shop on Sundays, most places I have lived its common practice. I get the need for recreational time, however everything on Sunday?
You've just found out that your laziness is of less importance than the employees right to a funtioning family life. Must be tough on you I guess.
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And THIS restaurant is closed on Tuesdays AND the entire summer from July 27th to August 18th!!! Totally grounds for moving out of Sweden!


27JUL-18AUG is hardly the "entire summer" and Weisslingen is NOT in Sweden
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27JUL-18AUG is hardly the "entire summer" and Weisslingen is NOT in Sweden

Who claimed it is in Sweden??!?!? (fun fact, Weisslingen isn't in the usa OR Iraq for that matter :P )

To spell it out in a simplistic form for some of our slower members, it aims to convey the concept of irrelevance, similar to the open hours of a single niche-shopping establishment located in a tiny city in rural Texas.
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Who claimed it is in Sweden??!?!? (fun fact, Weisslingen isn't in the usa OR Iraq for that matter :P )

To spell it out in a simplistic form for some of our slower members, it aims to convey the concept of irrelevance, similar to the open hours of a single niche-shopping establishment located in a tiny city in rural Texas.

YOU for example in post 128


and Marshall is deep in the heart of the USA
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YOU for example in post 128


and Marshall is deep in the heart of the USA

You will have to re-read the post. I say that the establishment is closed. Then separately refer to reasons to moved out of Sweden, it wasn't claimed or even inferred that Weisslingen was located in Sweden.

Again, irrelevance is the key here. The fact remains that in Switzerland, shopping (be it day-to-day necessities or niche arts-and-crafts) is almost non-existent, where in the US (and in many other countries), there are many viable shopping options on Sundays as well as late nights options.
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Re: Working in Switzerland: An American perspective

I'll admit she makes a very good point but it's not all rainbows and butterflies x)
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Re: Working in Switzerland: An American perspective

I'm an American who moved to Philippines and then venturing out. America is all about processed food and convenience. We are all about products that are "on the go" since we have very little time to take breaks or lunches we go for things that are easily available. We work a lot of hours for a small amount of pay.. however I come from California and if you guys did't know, living in different states can sometimes feel like living in different countries. California is all about health, beauty, and money. I dont feel like it's any different from living in Switzerland however in California we are more open to talking to one another each other matter what age you are, race, etc. We're pretty much hippes, America is a huge melting pot, you have to understand we have 4 different time zones and 50 different states it takes 3 days to get to New York with no stops, there's obviously a difference so everything is biased.
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however I come from California and if you guys did't know, living in different states can sometimes feel like living in different countries. California is all about health, beauty, and money. I dont feel like it's any different from living in Switzerland however in California we are more open to talking to one another each other matter what age you are, race, etc.
You're white, aren't you? If things were as rosy as you paint them there would never be any kind of race-inspired riots.
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You're white, aren't you? .
What makes you think that?
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I'm an American who moved to Philippines and then venturing out. America is all about processed food and convenience. We are all about products that are "on the go" since we have very little time to take breaks or lunches we go for things that are easily available. We work a lot of hours for a small amount of pay.. however I come from California and if you guys did't know, living in different states can sometimes feel like living in different countries. California is all about health, beauty, and money. I dont feel like it's any different from living in Switzerland however in California we are more open to talking to one another each other matter what age you are, race, etc. We're pretty much hippes, America is a huge melting pot, you have to understand we have 4 different time zones and 50 different states it takes 3 days to get to New York with no stops, there's obviously a difference so everything is biased.
All well and good, but what time do the shops open on Sunday?
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You're white, aren't you? If things were as rosy as you paint them there would never be any kind of race-inspired riots.
I'm sorry, there must have been some confusion here? I am not white, you are prejudging me already. I posted in that comment that I moved to Philippines for awhile. That's because I was studying at Uni there, I'm a Filipino-American, both parents are Filipino and migrated to US.

Things are not always rosy, when I was younger having a multi-cultural family and living in a predominately white and Mexican neighborhood, I've dealt with a lot of discrimination for being Asian. It's true theres a lot of judgment where I come from but there's also a good side that most people abroad don't understand because all they see is what the media portrays. I couldn't easily start a conversation with someone in Europe because although they're kind they are more closed off. In the states, times are changing, I have many friends from different cultures and I feel like we can relate to each-other very well for being the "minority" Of course it's not the same for everyone, you should understand these posts are biased opinions.. and trust me, I definitely know about the bad as well.

Also lot of America suffers from obesity and being overweight because of the processed foods and "convenience" items. I don't find this a very good aspect either

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All well and good, but what time do the shops open on Sunday?

Shops on sundays are open same time 7 days a week but they close 2-3 hours earlier. Unless it's a supermarket, we have a lot of 24/7 places..at least in California. It also depends on what state you are in. Americans have to work hard and long for little pay
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