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Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

She is almost always there. Some times she is asleep, sometimes she is awake and smiling at people. Usually she hangs out near in between the meeting point and the announcement board. Frequently she has her door mat spread out in front of her wheel chair.

Who is this mystery woman? Does anybody know her story?

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Old 11.08.2006, 19:51
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

You could always try and ask her??
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Old 11.08.2006, 19:55
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

old people scare me. geriophobia. runs in the family.
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

if she's asleep and the coast is clear, take her for a little ride. She loves it

If, however, she's stood up but asleep it's usually best not to push the wheelchair

Can we cover Rollerblading Speedo-sporting Body-painted Dude in this thread too?
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Old 11.08.2006, 20:13
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

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Can we cover Rollerblading Speedo-sporting Body-painted Dude in this thread too?
OMG...he needs his own bloody website.
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Old 11.08.2006, 20:14
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

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Can we cover Rollerblading Speedo-sporting Body-painted Dude in this thread too?
I guess we can - but does anyone have a photo of the rollerblading dude? I guess every city has its celebrity crazy people. When I lived in Frankfurt there was a guy that always went everywhere naked.
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Old 11.08.2006, 20:17
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

when we came for our look-around weekend 3 years ago there was a small, old, grey-bearded man in the HB who stood yodelling at the top of the escalator - I have never seen him since - does anyone remember him?
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Old 11.08.2006, 20:20
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when we came for our look-around weekend 3 years ago there was a small, old, grey-bearded man in the HB who stood yodelling at the top of the escalator - I have never seen him since - does anyone remember him?
Maybe he was a one-off. I've never seen this old woman (don't hang around the HB), but the rollerblading dude has been seen in all the 6 years that I've been here.
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Old 11.08.2006, 20:58
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

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Maybe he was a one-off. I've never seen this old woman (don't hang around the HB), but the rollerblading dude has been seen in all the 6 years that I've been here.
I've never scene the yodeller either.

Wheelchair woman has been around for at least a couple years...can't remember exactly when i first realized she was part of the landscape of the HB...

Mark, to be fair, you are not much of a train guy...are you?
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Old 11.08.2006, 21:23
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

The old dear is in care as far as I understand, but doesn't want to stay locked up in a home.

I've heard she prays for each person she looks at and therefore doesn't like to be disturbed because it interferes with her 'mission'. She's constantly darting her eyes around, spreading the love.

Often there's someone nearby who's keeping an eye on her. She's brought home each evening.

You'll also notice she receives flowers from passersby. This, I assume, is akin to getting a Papal blessing

As for the Hoot on the rollerblades... wow, what is on HIS iPod???

There's also a chappie along Limmatquai who wears a Cap'n's Hat and likes to tell anyone unfortunate enough to sit near him on the tram about the existence of extra-terrestrials. I've even seen him with a scale model of a UFO he's seen. But then he chastises the aliens because - as far as I can make out - he thinks if God wanted aliens to fly, he would have given them wings.

So I guess he HAS seen them. Wingless aliens. There's a thought.
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I've heard she prays for each person she looks at and therefore doesn't like to be disturbed because it interferes with her 'mission'. She's constantly darting her eyes around, spreading the love.

Often there's someone nearby who's keeping an eye on her. She's brought home each evening.

You'll also notice she receives flowers from passersby. This, I assume, is akin to getting a Papal blessing
Absolutly correct Mate, she blesses people

oh and I heard they did a documentary on her

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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

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As for the Hoot on the rollerblades... wow, what is on HIS iPod???
We saw him yesterday in Bahnhofstr. If that doesn't sound unusual, then don't forget that yesterday was Street Parade and there were thousands of people in interesting outfits walking along the road. Mr Rollerblader seemed rather subdued, not feeling very unique yesterday. Still, maybe he'd be pleased to know some people recognised him.

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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

There's also an old guy in a suit I have seen a few times at the HBf and on the 31 bus who uses either makeup or black marking pen to replace hair loss. Painted on eyebrows, short sideburns and hair on the side of his head. Looks very sharp
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

Yes I have seen that guy on the bus
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Old 17.08.2006, 19:29
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

Maybe she is sat waiting for MTV to come along and pimp her ride??
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

I can confirm that the Rollerblade man was present at the Street Parade.
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

I have seen all of them. She can keep her blessings as I am an Atheist ;-P
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

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I have seen all of them. She can keep her blessings as I am an Atheist ;-P
Ah, that's all very well, but just remember we're all Mormons after our Earthly demise... (Sorry, I mean a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. They've got the monopoly. Mormon )
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Old 18.08.2006, 01:07
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

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I have seen all of them. She can keep her blessings as I am an Atheist ;-P
So am i but i still think it is sweet. No matter how batty I am at that age, I sure hope i want to get out and do something.
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Re: Swiss Mystery #5: who is that nice old woman at Zurich HB?

another myth is that in her youth she saw her boyfriend or husband off at the station.... and to this day, she waits for his arrival.
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