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Old 12.01.2016, 01:57
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You never met my ex wife did you?
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Old 12.01.2016, 09:08
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I knew a woman in the UK who would take a knife to the supermarket and trim off the stalks of broccoli before weighing them ...
Some supermarkets in Germany provide a bin and a knife to do exactly this.
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Its better to buy broccoli with the shortest stalks if you look through them you can easily find

You do know broccoli stalks (& leaves) are edible? I always use them. Just cut them into fat sticks & throw them in to what you're cooking. It's one of those "it has to look a specified way to sell" type things that cunsumers are brainwashed with.
Got to be a gardener to know otherwise & stop wasting so much.
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Do not forget: ''up to a third of the people in Switzerland have mental problems'', according to Swiss Health Observatory (2012).
I have seen many strange behaving people in the past 2 years at the restaurant where I used to work.
Even today we can find many psychiatric hospitals in Switzerland, so
don't be surprised when you see somebody eating/stealing chicken nuggets in Coop or Migros ''restaurants''.

One of the things I strongly recall from my first years in Zurich in 1960/61 is the number of people then, who, in public, in trams, trains and on the streets showed some sort of mental disorder. At that time this behaviour was put down to inbreeding, the valleys and mountain communities being so solitary. I don't notice it these days.
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I don't notice it these days.
Of course not. 55 years later you're one of them
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Old 12.01.2016, 10:23
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You do know broccoli stalks (& leaves) are edible? I always use them. Just cut them into fat sticks & throw them in to what you're cooking. It's one of those "it has to look a specified way to sell" type things that cunsumers are brainwashed with.
Got to be a gardener to know otherwise & stop wasting so much.
I was only recently taught that the younger leaves of the artichoke plant taste just as good as good as the fruit, and furthermore, you can harvest them whenever you need them whereas the fruit (which is actually the flower) has a very narrow window between being unripe and being overripe - which as a hobby gardener you miss most of the time.

Amazing the stuff commerce comes up with to encourage waste.
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I used to witness this often at our large Tesco in the UK- often mums with young kids, eating their way round the store, then paying for a few items at the till.

Must say I was surprised when we saw a young guy doing the same at the Coop in Neuchâtel. Was going to say something- but then thought better of it.
What were you going to say? Just curious like.
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Re: Food thief in coop oerlikon

It is a crazy world we're living in. the positive side is that I doubt Coop will be left out of pocket
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Old 13.01.2016, 11:40
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You do realize that in the end you (and we all) are paying for it?


In this specific case I´d actually be happy to
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Re: Food thief in coop oerlikon

I have seen a lot of people with mental problems in öerlikon but never seen something like that. normally they just walk around and talk (or shout)
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Re: Food thief in coop oerlikon

i hope he washed his hands first. Shopping makes one hungry
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I popped into the coop at zurich oerlikon today and couldnt brlueve it when i saw an old man eating the take away food ( chicken nuggets and pomme frites ) under the heaters, it was extremely busy and the ques were huge but nobody said a word to him im thinking maybe poor soul was homeless
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