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17.03.2011 13:39

Re: Damn I hate this country
 
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Originally Posted by Joey82 (Post 1138360)
Or just pop the z and y buttons out, and swap places.. ?

Or suck it up and fix the typo if you make one. Sheesh you lot really do make a mountain out of a mole hill :rolleyes:

Guest 17.03.2011 13:41

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Damn, I missed the rumble. :msnsad: I would have loved to take on the crowd, but couldn't really side with Dawiz.

Someone PM me next time plz.

cmirsky 17.03.2011 13:42

Re: Damn I hate this country
 
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Originally Posted by Joey82 (Post 1138360)
Or just pop the z and y buttons out, and swap places.. ?

That reminds me... if you have a co-worker (or "signigicant other") that you really want to annoy, just change the keyboard layout... or switch the mouse settings..

Faltrad 17.03.2011 13:42

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Originally Posted by Anthony1406 (Post 1137795)
I hate every single second i am here,
I hate the people
I hate the system
i hate the police
I hate everything about it.

You must have done something really wrong in your previous life to get such bad karma.

... and you are in Bulle!!! ... that's really bad karma.


P.S. yesterday, I've been tought sarcasm by an eminant rhethorician on this forum, so don't groan me, groan him.

Joey82 17.03.2011 13:44

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Originally Posted by cmirsky (Post 1138366)
That reminds me... if you have a co-worker (or "signigicant other") that you really want to annoy, just change the keyboard layout... or switch the mouse settings..

We use to take the trackerball out.. but then mouses when all digital on us :(

ah well another eventfull morning on EF, look at the time.. sing you mod sing..

dawiz 17.03.2011 13:48

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Originally Posted by Phos (Post 1138365)
I would have loved to take on the crowd, but couldn't really side with Dawiz.

If you had, I guess I would have had to switch to Anthony's side.
I guess because I don't like Apple and the iPad, I'm now the Anti-Christ for you :-)

Like your current avatar much better than your last one, btw.

ullainga 17.03.2011 13:48

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Originally Posted by Joey82 (Post 1138360)
Or just pop the z and y buttons out, and swap places.. ?

You can, of course, change the language and then keys so the key would match output, but I switch between several keyboard languages so taking the keyboard apart every time is a bit of a hassle.

nomadic 17.03.2011 13:49

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Yeah, yeah, I know I'm joining a 10 page thread late in the game.

To the OP: I get it. Been there myself.

Two words: long weekends. Once a month, take a Friday off and use the 3 day stretch to escape. If possible, take Thursday, too and make it 4.

When I was in Japan, it was to Hawaii.

When I was in Germany, it was to Brussels or Amsterdam or London.

Figure out what your work schedule, family budget, etc. can handle and do it. No excuses, make it happen. If that doesn't ease at least some of the pressure after 5 or 6 months, then yeah... it might be time to start picking out your next country. Some people reach the acceptance stage. Some don't. Simple as that.

By the way, I greatly enjoyed living in Japan and Germany but at the end of the day: they were both very foreign to me. The cultural pressures on a resident are very different from the pressures on a weekend tourist. Small getaways to OTHER foreign cultures did help greatly.

Vancouverite 17.03.2011 13:49

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I find it easy to make swiss friends so far. Just say Chuchi Chaeschtli :msntongue:

17.03.2011 13:50

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Originally Posted by nomadic (Post 1138380)

When I was in Japan, it was to Hawaii.

Show off :rolleyes:

Guest 17.03.2011 13:51

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Originally Posted by Vancouverite (Post 1138382)
I find it easy to make swiss friends so far. Just say Chuchi Chaeschtli :msntongue:

Don't say that in Peru it sounds like MOFO in Peruvian slang :msnblush:

cmirsky 17.03.2011 13:53

Re: Damn I hate this country
 
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Originally Posted by Joey82 (Post 1138370)
We use to take the trackerball out.. but then mouses when all digital on us :(

ah well another eventfull morning on EF, look at the time.. sing you mod sing..

Just put tape over the optical... :msnnerd:

nomadic 17.03.2011 13:54

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Originally Posted by porsch1909 (Post 1138386)
Show off :rolleyes:

If it's any consolation, the Amsterdam trips came LATER. I took the train with a backpack and wore flip-flops. ;)

Faltrad 17.03.2011 13:56

Re: Damn I hate this country
 
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Originally Posted by nomadic (Post 1138380)
By the way, I greatly enjoyed living in Japan and Germany but at the end of the day: they were both very foreign to me. The cultural pressures on a resident are very different from the pressures on a weekend tourist. Small getaways to OTHER foreign cultures did help greatly.

I understand perfectly, I used to live in Oslo, not exactly very central nor culturally exiting, and no, skying is not a culturally and intellectually satisfactory experience to me.

However,

strategies, as good as those you suggest, are a short term solution. Long term question should be: why should I stay in a place that is so foreign to me, that I need a weekend off each month? Why would you do that to yourself? Not being able to get out of the place right away is understandable, even for the OP in Bulle. But that should mean looking for a long term solution out of the hole one feels trapped in. My advice would sebsequently rather be: get yourself a job in a place that is culturally not foreign to you and leave! If not now, as soon as possible. Short term strategies like nomadic's will help you in the meantime.

grace noam 17.03.2011 13:56

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I think the problem is that Switzerland is perfect for a Swiss person. One that has planned ahead, went to Gymnasium or did an apprenticeship (sp?) at 16 and then went on to do further education or university etc... meaning a person who has all the right certificates/diplomas to prove his worth, because you are simply nothing without those things. To prove my point, one of the first questions I always get asked by people I meet is "What is your profession/what are you?"... And who wants to start a three-year-long underpaid apprenticeship when he/she is not between 16-19, for a job which in a lot of cases you could do in other countries with no education at all? I understand why the Swiss have high standards, but sometimes I think it's a bit ridiculous.

To all the Swiss on the forum, please try to understand that it is not easy to start out in Switzerland if you did not grow up here... But I'm sure that to most Swiss people it is a wonderful/the best country to live in.

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Originally Posted by dawiz (Post 1138159)
Perhaps our immigration laws aren't tough enough, after all.

To the OP and all the others who think life and the people here are s**t:

PACK THE F**K UP AND LEAVE.

And please, I think we all know what Swiss people think of "Auslaender"... you don't have to remind us.

AFC 17.03.2011 13:56

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Dear Anthony1406,
If you think living in CH is so grim may i suggest you try life in the UK, then i think you would realize what a lucky chap you really are. It would be a good reality check.:D

mimi1981 17.03.2011 13:57

Re: Damn I hate this country
 
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Originally Posted by ullainga (Post 1138357)
So do I. But that's different. As a comparison, while parents can complain about what annoying brats their kids are, they still don't want to hear it from other people.



Whilst I agree on your kids comment I have to say that the same can't be said for me and my opinion of my home country. I don't care if people criticise it as it is crap on a lot of points and quite often my opinion of England is lower than any foreigner's.

Guest 17.03.2011 13:59

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Your wife can shoult about her mum and hate her big time... but dare you saying anything against your mother in law!

seyon 17.03.2011 13:59

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Anthony1406, I just realize you live in Bulle. That is the french part.
Then, WHY YOU COMPLAINT??? You should be in the German part few days and you will love everything!:P

nomadic 17.03.2011 14:00

Re: Damn I hate this country
 
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Originally Posted by nomadic (Post 1138380)
<snip> If that doesn't ease at least some of the pressure after 5 or 6 months, then yeah... it might be time to start picking out your next country. <snip>

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Originally Posted by Faltrad (Post 1138395)
<snip> strategies, as good as those you suggest, are a short term solution. Long term question should be: why should I stay in a place that is so foreign to me, that I need a weekend off each month? <snip>

Skimming is not reading.

I clearly stated that if weekend breaks don't help him reach the "acceptance stage", it *might* be time to start packing.


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