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Old 04.09.2018, 10:20
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Church bells would have been more plausible, but I didn't want to open yet another Pandora's box - how the "locals" live their lives according to churchy customs and there are no open shops on Sundays...
Oh yeah, we didn't have that one either in a while

You forgot to add the automatic renewal of gym memberships. Then I think we're covered with the most popular and ever-recurring complaints

How do we even all survive
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Old 04.09.2018, 11:33
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Oh yeah, we didn't have that one either in a while

You forgot to add the automatic renewal of gym memberships. Then I think we're covered with the most popular and ever-recurring complaints

How do we even all survive
Hehe, don't laugh....I did the same mistake few years ago. I signed up for a gym membership without actually reading the whole contract (specifically not the small print) and was quite puzzled and annoyed when the next bill came - being convinced I signed for a year. Then I called there and those guys were kind enough to understand I was a stupid foreigner. They let me go....truth is I explained I moved quite far from that place and my family circumstances don't allow me to drive 30 km just for an hour of gym. They argued their case offering child care, which was nice, but still couldn't agree to renew my Abo. We agreed to end our collaboration amiably..

I didn't come here to complain because I knew it was my own stupidity at fault and was ready to pay what I call life lessons tuition. I was lucky, or convincing, or they were just nice. Yeah, how do we all survive....
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Old 06.09.2018, 13:39
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Hehe, don't laugh....I did the same mistake few years ago. I signed up for a gym membership without actually reading the whole contract (specifically not the small print) and was quite puzzled and annoyed when the next bill came - being convinced I signed for a year. Then I called there and those guys were kind enough to understand I was a stupid foreigner. They let me go....truth is I explained I moved quite far from that place and my family circumstances don't allow me to drive 30 km just for an hour of gym. They argued their case offering child care, which was nice, but still couldn't agree to renew my Abo. We agreed to end our collaboration amiably..

I didn't come here to complain because I knew it was my own stupidity at fault and was ready to pay what I call life lessons tuition. I was lucky, or convincing, or they were just nice. Yeah, how do we all survive....
The difference is you were nice about it, tried to find a solution, know it was your own mistake, were ready to pay for that mistake and didn't come on EF to bitch about the bad Swiss that are trying to take advantage of the poor foreigners who were "tricked" into signing something in a weird language they didn't understand
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The difference is you were nice about it, tried to find a solution, know it was your own mistake, were ready to pay for that mistake and didn't come on EF to bitch about the bad Swiss that are trying to take advantage of the poor foreigners who were "tricked" into signing something in a weird language they didn't understand
....and to reveal the full context of my ahem, ignorance: I could have actually understood it, had I bothered to read the whole contract. I was with a similarly "clueless" friend and happily chatting with her and filling the forms, signed it, took it home, put it somewhere "in a good place" and then forgot about it. I really had no excuse I could justify at least to myself and I knew it.
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

It’s ing horrible. Also no free refills on soda. That happens 30 years ago in America.

Switzerland boring jerks everywhere.

I think the food is SO BAD. Horrible!!!! Never enough either!!!
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Itís ing horrible. Also no free refills on soda. That happens 30 years ago in America.

Switzerland boring jerks everywhere.

I think the food is SO BAD. Horrible!!!! Never enough either!!!
Wow, you are one friendly person................

What keeps you here? No nice well paying jobs in the motherland?
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Old 11.09.2018, 10:38
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It’s ing horrible. Also no free refills on soda. That happens 30 years ago in America.

Switzerland boring jerks everywhere.

I think the food is SO BAD. Horrible!!!! Never enough either!!!
Thanks for your well articulated opinion.

Hope you feel better now

Otherwise I'm sure there's a plane to free-soda-refill-land soon. Seeing that this seems to be a priority.
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

I sorta detect a little sarcasm or irony in that post.
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

Hi roegner I see you're still on this thread - a while ago I posted about a non-smoking trial at some Swiss train stations and it included Zurich-Stadelhofen, well guess what - the trial is over and the station is formally non-smoking now.
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Old 17.09.2018, 09:14
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But Nyon is still non-smoking inside the blue lines.
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Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh

It is my main complaint in this country. Boggled at how many people smoke with their kids in stroller/strapped into baby carrier. Should be criminal.
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Old 24.10.2018, 12:44
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It is my main complaint in this country. Boggled at how many people smoke with their kids in stroller/strapped into baby carrier. Should be criminal.
Good, you are now at 10 posts, what are you selling?
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Good, you are now at 10 posts, what are you selling?
Nothing. I'm new to this forum-- just posted an intro. But, like, how do people actually become active members? I feel like I'm trying to get started here and all people want to talk about is how I have less than ten posts. Yikes. I don't know how to magically go from zero to 11? Is that the magic number?
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Good, you are now at 10 posts, what are you selling?
And the smoking really, really bothers me. So this seemed like the right place to comment. But apparently no. So please, would love insight/instruction in to how I can appropriately participate?
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Old 24.10.2018, 14:31
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And the smoking really, really bothers me. So this seemed like the right place to comment. But apparently no. So please, would love insight/instruction in to how I can appropriately participate?
This thread was started in 2011, you joined in 2013. Nothing much until today so why the sudden urge to participate?
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This thread was started in 2011, you joined in 2013. Nothing much until today so why the sudden urge to participate?
We lived here, years ago, when I opened this account. I couldn't really figure out how to master this forum, and was working full time, so quickly developed a social network that was super helpful if/when I had questions. So started the account, but didn't really know enough to add value. The we left and moved home for a few years. We moved back here about two years ago, and my H and I are talking about a lot of things we didn't have to think about back then... buying property, etc, so I came back here to see if there was any good info. Quickly realized that this forum was a lot more applicable to me now, and I might actually have some insight to add now that I'm not a complete clueless, newkid. So was scrolling and thought I'd try and chime in.

So do I qualify to use the forum?
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This thread was started in 2011, you joined in 2013. Nothing much until today so why the sudden urge to participate?
I will repeat what I have said many times before, you and a few other old fogies are NOT the forum Police so, seriously, p1ss off and mind your own business!
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So do I qualify to use the forum?
The jury's still out I guess. Still, welcome back!
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Old 24.10.2018, 15:21
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The jury's still out I guess. Still, welcome back!
Can we replace the jury?
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The jury's still out I guess. Still, welcome back!
Thanks. Who knew becoming an active member of English Forum would be so controversial. Yikes. Will work to be deserving of the honor.
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