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Nobody forced you to come here.
Ha! Hahahahhahahahahahahahaha!

Indeed. Well said.

Your high horse is sinking in the mud...
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- Because I lived in the US for a long time and like to talk with people coming from English-speaking countries
- because I feel at home in a multi-cultural environment
- because I'm actually eager to learn what others think about us
- because I'm only half-Swiss, my mother-in-law is American
- because I want to practice my English
- because I want to give others advice in their quest to integrate here

do I have to go on?

giving advice by telling to GTFO
your mother in law being American does not make you btw
eager to learn ???? by tellign us o GTFO if we comment?
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Look boys and girls....this is what a Swiss person looks like...no no, don't stare (you're not Swiss yourselves).
Seriously people, I hope immigration reads this.
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The country is fantastic, the problem is the people!
(joking)
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giving advice by telling to GTFO
your mother in law being American does not make you btw
eager to learn ???? by tellign us o GTFO if we comment?
He's only herding the sheep..
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your mother in law being American does not make you btw
LOL I tell you ANthony this guy is competing for WTF comment of the day, make it year. My sister in law is Canadian, am I Canadian then?
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Dawiz, I groaned because as many said here this is a Forum for foreigners living in CH. I am Swiss, but also British and lived most of my life in UK, married to a Brit, and only recently returned here. Yes, I do feel myself being a bit of a devil's advocate at times. I spent nearly 40 years trying to encourage my students, and at times friends, to ditch stereotypes, about the French, the Germans, the Swiss, the Brits, etc. At times I am very surprised about some of the things people complain about here - and often, those complaints just do not tally with my experience, now or during the 50s and 60s when I grew up in Rromandie. And sometimes, i will say so. But EF members have every right to vent off their frustrations here, punkt schluss.
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Hey folks... It`s St. Patricks Day !!!

Let`s just all get through the day, and share a beer later tonight...

Whadaya Say ??? Hmmm ???

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I am, everyone knows that.
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:56
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Seriously people, I hope immigration reads this.
Dawiz, seriously, what the hell man. Almost everyone on this forum are UK, Canadian, Australian etc expats. None of us need Switzerland. Switzerland needs all of us. If "immigration" read this, they'd offer to supply us with free language lessons/counselling because they, unlike you, provably know a good thing when they see it. If it weren't for Switzerland we'd be programming, accounting, teaching and banking in New York, London or rural Greece. If not for us, Switzerland would begin a quick slide into the ocean.
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LOL I tell you ANthony this guy is competing for WTF comment of the day, make it year. My sister in law is Canadian, am I Canadian then?
Nope, you are Half Candadian,like he is Half Swiss..
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Lots of people reading this thread.

Shall we rename it to "Damn I am so bored at work"?
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I've never understood why a Swiss person would join this forum.
Because some Swiss weren't always Swiss.

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LOL I tell you ANthony this guy is competing for WTF comment of the day, make it year. My sister in law is Canadian, am I Canadian then?

makes sense they think they need stronger immigration laws than hahaha
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:57
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giving advice by telling to GTFO
your mother in law being American does not make you btw
eager to learn ???? by tellign us o GTFO if we comment?
let me remind you: you're the one who's bitching started this groan-fest here.
What reaction did you expect from Swiss forum members?
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Dawiz, seriously, what the hell man. Almost everyone on this forum are UK, Canadian, Australian etc expats. None of us need Switzerland. Switzerland needs all of us. If "immigration" read this, they'd offer to supply us with free language lessons/counselling because they, unlike you, provably know a good thing when they see it. If it weren't for Switzerland we'd be programming, accounting, teaching and banking in New York, London or rural Greece. If not for us, Switzerland would begin a quick slide into the ocean.
Cool economisto... I am now an ETC.. WOOHOO !!!
God Bless the ETC. !!!
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Seriously people, I hope immigration reads this.

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Seriously - as a Swiss, reading this thread is like a slap in the face. I was expecting to see a lot of bashing the OP after his initial comment, instead most of the posters seem to be chiming right in.

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.
Are you always happy here?
Do you like everything about Switzerland?
Do you ever complain about bills, taxes and and...
Do you dislike some people here?
And imagine that...you are Swiss.
Just give us a break sometimes it's too difficult to live abroad.
Many of us complain quite a lot and have problems in our home country as well but there we have families and friends to support us.
Here we have the forum.
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What reaction did you expect from Swiss forum members?
A smidgen of understanding wouldn't have gone amiss...
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Old 17.03.2011, 13:00
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LOL I tell you ANthony this guy is competing for WTF comment of the day, make it year. My sister in law is Canadian, am I Canadian then?
Did I say I'm American? I just wanted to underscore that I know what it feels to live in a country as a foreigner and that I'm open to foreign cultures because of my own background.
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