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ok maybe I am cynical but maybe not on this case...

Just want to moan out about how swiss obey the rule of rubbish disposal as if they are the most religious rule one can follow...unless, the person who breaks the rule who happen to be a millionaire AND a swiss too...

long story cut short, don't we all know what could be the consequence that if one by mistake dump out the newspaper on the wrong date? there will be sure an upset neighbour (usually old gentleman) ringing the door angrily or telling the landlord to tell the new foreign to give some respect to others...

last thursday I saw 5 giant pile of newspaper just lying there on the street corner unshamely, in front of the door who happen to be this multi-millionaire owns several properties around the area..and guess what!today there are still there! and when i came across my lovely landlady who is a lovely lady I adore, and i made a lousy joke of those newspaper pretending to be eastern eggs hiding somewhere, she just smiled in an understanding way...my question is, where is the anrgy robbihood in the neighbourhood who swear to guard the correctness of the newspaper disposal date? guess his assertiveness for correctness not go as far as to a multi-millionaire..
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... and this surprises you because...?
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ok i am too old to be surprised by this..i just want to moan..
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ok i am too old to be surprised by this..i just want to moan..
Isn't it terrible that rich people get to have big houses and fancy cars and the rest of us just... oh never mind...
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yeah plus they can dump whatever they want to dump whenever,wherever....let me face myself, i am just jealous maybe...

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Re: ok maybe I am cynical but maybe not on this case...

He probably doesn't live there most of the time and nobody wants to get his poor housekeeper fired.

If the newspapers are bothering you maybe you could take them in yourself and put them out with yours next collection day. (I would secretly have a nose through them first, see whether multi-millionaires really get exactly the same junk mail as us normal folks, but you can resist the temptation if you like!)
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He probably doesn't live there most of the time and nobody wants to get his poor housekeeper fired.

If the newspapers are bothering you maybe you could take them in yourself and put them out with yours next collection day. (I would secretly have a nose through them first, see whether multi-millionaires really get exactly the same junk mail as us normal folks, but you can resist the temptation if you like!)

haha nah me interesting idea but me hate touching other people's rubbish..but i will suggest the idea to the robinhood in the neighbourhood next time i see him though,since he is the one that is bothered the most by rubbish on uncollection date...
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Old 05.04.2011, 20:43
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Meh, there's been a bundle of paper outside the block next door to us for about 3 weeks, slowly going mushy and escaping from its half-hearted bindings after all the rain, along with a few empty ale-cans.

Ain't no millionaires living in there and nobody's bothered to complain to them.
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I really wish I had your problems.
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Just want to moan out about how swiss obey the rule of rubbish disposal as if they are the most religious rule one can follow...unless, the person who breaks the rule who happen to be a millionaire AND a swiss too...

long story cut short, don't we all know what could be the consequence that if one by mistake dump out the newspaper on the wrong date? there will be sure an upset neighbour (usually old gentleman) ringing the door angrily or telling the landlord to tell the new foreign to give some respect to others...

last thursday I saw 5 giant pile of newspaper just lying there on the street corner unshamely, in front of the door who happen to be this multi-millionaire owns several properties around the area..and guess what!today there are still there! and when i came across my lovely landlady who is a lovely lady I adore, and i made a lousy joke of those newspaper pretending to be eastern eggs hiding somewhere, she just smiled in an understanding way...my question is, where is the anrgy robbihood in the neighbourhood who swear to guard the correctness of the newspaper disposal date? guess his assertiveness for correctness not go as far as to a multi-millionaire..
You sound like a Swiss. Are you a bit over-integrated?
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There is a quick way to get rid of it, buy one of those swiss saucages, a lighter and have yourself an early BBQ... The weather is nice enough this week
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yeah plus they can dump whatever they want to dump whenever,wherever....let me face myself, i am just jealous maybe...
Maybe they are Ticinese.

We can dump what we want, when we want (depends on the town, but in ours, yes).

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