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Ughh.. The satire is so thick.

Please try not to be so narrow-minded and put yourself in my shoes. How would you like to be yelled at over something so petty? It's for the birds really.

Just trying to find a balance (if any) and a mutual respect. That is all.
How can I put myself in your shoes? You're a tenant. You are unpropertied. I have no more comprehension of your station than you might have of that of a chicken or a goose.

You should know your place.
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Re: Can I sue???

He should not have shoved you. He has no right to touch you at all. I would report him to the landlord too.
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Re: Can I sue???

Don't sue, buy the place and then fire the bugger!

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How would you like to be yelled at over something so petty? It's for the birds really.
How would you like to be sued at over something so petty? It's for the birds really.
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Re: Can I sue???

What a horrid situation. I'm sorry to read that.

As soon as I saw the schedule system when I moved into my flat, I installed my own washing machine in my kitchen without giving it a second thought, so I wash whenever I want and dry on the balcony or by the radiator.

I am still on the schedule downstairs and make use of the bigger machine and drying room in the basement when it is my turn, especially for big things like bath towels, bed linen, duvet covers, mats, jackets, coats etc.
It is quite good as a couple of elderly (over 80) people don't wash clothes here (their children do it for them in their homes) and the woman underneath me does hers in the big machines where she works free of charge, another flat is empty and another person has a tumble dryer, so all in all the schedule is not packed solid, though the guy above me is often lazy or late in bringing me the key for when it is my turn, despite the fact he barely washes either.

I just prefer the freedom and privacy of washing my clothes and things when I want to, not when it is dictated to me.

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Old 14.10.2015, 19:04
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How can I put myself in your shoes? You're a tenant. You are unpropertied. I have no more comprehension of your station than you might have of that of a chicken or a goose.

You should know your place.
ughh.. like I said, for the birds... Bye Felicia.
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Old 14.10.2015, 19:04
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Ok. I am Sue, and no you can't.
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Old 14.10.2015, 19:32
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Re: Can I sue???

[QUOTE=MrL;2466747]I am still adapting to this washer room schedule that seems to be the norm here in CH. The apt sup does not speak English and come to find out the schedule for my floor changed. I was unaware of this change and wanted to dry my load but the washer was locked. The sup began to yell and raise his cane at me for not following the schedule. He shockingly gave me a shove, but I did not shove back. I gave him an expression that he should calm down. I know he is old and patience is probably nonexistent for him. However, he shouldn't feel entitled to treat tenants that way.

I didn't appreciate his tone and actions toward me. Even though I could have injured him severely for merely laying a finger on me, I have been raised to have some form of respect for the elderly.

Whether he blames his age or health, I don't agree that I nor anyone else living in this unit should be harassed like this.

What are my options should another episode like this happen in the future? Police report? Sue?? I think he understood from my body language and facial expression that it would be wise not to touch me again.

This is really sad.. There must be a better procedure for doing laundry. To top it off, he wouldn't let me dry bc it wasn't my schedule. My roomie who speaks his language laid into him and yelled right back insisting that she be able to wash. He let her wash, and I was able to dry my clothes after all.

What kind of shhhh... is that?? Do I have learn the language and body slam old people around here for stepping out of line to earn some respect?[/QUOTE]


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Old 14.10.2015, 19:35
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What are my options should another episode like this happen in the future?
Learn the bloody language... duh...
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Old 14.10.2015, 19:41
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Ok. I am Sue, and no you can't.


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Learn the bloody language... duh...
I would've said 'check the schedule'. But maybe I'm just old.
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Old 14.10.2015, 19:44
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Re: Can I sue???

lol I was being sarcastic about that, but seriously thought my female roomie would waste no time after her little confrontation.

Just trying to figure out how others handle such people and situations. I was thrown off guard.
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Bye Felicia.
You buy felatio?

Well, each to his own.
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He should not have shoved you. He has no right to touch you at all.
Actually, he does. Under ancient laws in the canton of Bern, dating back to the time of the Acht Orte, the Hauswart, as a representative of the landlord, has an absolute right to touch, grope, fondle, caress, shove or otherwise handle all the tenants in the property. He also has a right to the first calf of the spring, the first six bushels of clagnuts of each autumn and the frothy bit at the top of each carton of milk.

The OP should check his contract. It'll all be in there.
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lol I was being sarcastic about that, but seriously thought my female roomie would waste no time after her little confrontation.

Just trying to figure out how others handle such people and situations. I was thrown off guard.
I've not been in that situation, because i always check the schedule. I have come across people using my time-slot, and I am always brusk but don't shove. I guess because when confronted in te laundry room with an irate person the other person always looks at the schedule and sees that they are in the wrong and apologise quickly. I normally let them finish their load if it's started and then grumble to my friends and EF about it for a week. If someone started shouting at me in a foreign language and tried to boss me around I do not think I would shove them, but then I only weigh 8.5 stone. But like I say, everyone who has transgressed has always been nice about it, so I'm always nice back.
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Ok. I am Sue, and no you can't.
Sue's a dinosaur:

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Re: Can I sue???

Clear that the guy should not ahve shouted at you, nor pushed you. But could you please calrify- was the washing room closed, or the washing machine? Where were the changes to the schedule posted? On the door?

If it was the washing room that was closed, how did you get in?

A crazy system I agree- but at the end of the day, it is the way it is done for most apartments here- so you have to comply- you have no choice. It's of course much harder for parents with young children- not easy at all.

As wrong as the guy was for shouting and shoving- you need to accept the system is as it is, and to comply with it- and of course, the sooner you learn some German the better. You can't expect the old guy to speak English (and perhaps French, Italian, Serbo-Croat and all the languages of the tenants- can you? Your room-mate speaks German you said, so could phone the agency or write, but as you were wrong in insisting on using the machines out of schedule (and especially if you broke in ....) you haven't much of a leg to stand on- but sue- hell no!
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I've not been in that situation, because i always check the schedule. I have come across people using my time-slot, and I am always brusk but don't shove. I guess because when confronted in te laundry room with an irate person the other person always looks at the schedule and sees that they are in the wrong and apologise quickly. I normally let them finish their load if it's started and then grumble to my friends and EF about it for a week. If someone started shouting at me in a foreign language and tried to boss me around I do not think I would shove them, but then I only weigh 8.5 stone. But like I say, everyone who has transgressed has always been nice about it, so I'm always nice back.
Neither he nor anyone else needed to use the washer room.. There was no one else using the facilities when I went. I just called him bc I didn't know how to unlock the washer. He must have stopped it in the middle of the cycle after I left. He just wanted to yell about something but whatever.. I hope he finds peace in his godforsaken life someday.
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You can sue.
You will not win. But please keep us posted.
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Re: Can I sue???

No one using it at that moment does not mean that anyone else can use it then..... Nothing more irritating if you want to do your laundry on your allocated days and someone else uses the washing machine.....

But, have a try and let us in on the fun that comes from sueing
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