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Old 27.06.2011, 09:58
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Re: Lift etiquette

do parents still use talcum powder on their kids? I thought it was pretty much outlawed as being bad for babies

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Old 27.06.2011, 09:58
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There's normally a big sign with a picture of a buggy with a red line through it as you get on an escalator

I am sure we'd be even worse foreigners if we didn't abide by the rules
Well you better wait for an empty lift then and continue moaning with your fellow foreigners here about the bad Swiss lift etiquette.


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I can't say I have ever smelt someones kid or baby when out and about even when I was allergic to babies and kids. Maybe you shouldn't get into confined lifts with them
Allergic to babies and kids Is that some kind of medical condition? Now you are not allergic any more? You sure it is not all in your head?

Luckily I am not allergic to kids so I will continue using whichever mode take my fancy.
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Old 27.06.2011, 10:16
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Well you better wait for an empty lift then and continue moaning with your fellow foreigners here about the bad Swiss lift etiquette.
I dont think this thread has ever said that it's ONLY swiss people who have bad lift etiquette it's people in general - some may be swiss some may be foreigners and to be honest this is a bug bear of mine that extends beyond switzerland.
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Re: Lift etiquette

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So foreigners remember that if a Swiss makes way for you then appreciate it like a good foreigner with your head bowed down. Think of it as a treat and not some automatic right. Foreigners know your place.[/QUOTE]

Yeap, we are just behind you, blowing a cold air over the nape of your neck..
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Old 27.06.2011, 10:24
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Re: Lift etiquette

Q. What's worse than meeting a troll in a lift?

A. Meeting a shit troll in a lift.
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Old 27.06.2011, 10:58
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A single lady with no kids has as much right of using them as a mum with smelly and noisy kids.

I would happily make way for a hot skinny Swiss woman with 10kg shopping as opposed to mum with 10kg kid in a pram. Unless the people in the lift are related to the mum I don't see why they should care about your kid? Your lifestyle choices are of no relevance to them and they just want to get up and down in comfort just like you.

So foreigners remember that if a Swiss makes way for you then appreciate it like a good foreigner with your head bowed down. Think of it as a treat and not some automatic right. Foreigners know your place.
What an utter load of tosh!!! Did you brush your teeth this morning because everything that is coming out stinks of stupidity.

Both parents and singles have the same right to use the lift. They've made the choice to have a baby and you've made yours not to. Why would you be more amenable to giving way to a skinny ass Swiss woman with 10kg of shopping than a woman with a buggy?

Simply because you dont like children and want to take your chances with your imaginary Swiss woman. But you know, I rather give way to people with buggies than skinny ass, materialistic shallow Swiss women who dont want kids. Hows that for generalisation and a taste of your own medicine?

Do you really think these parents, given a choice would like to go out during peak shopping hours just to experience that extra hassle pushing their buggy through the crowds if they didnt have to? Give and take a little, live and let live. Know your place as a human.

Stupid.

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Old 27.06.2011, 11:30
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Re: Lift etiquette

Please sign the EF inspired referendum campaign:

"All publicly accessible buildings shall in future be single level; no gradients, slight inclines, raised platforms or steps incorporated. Owners of any wheeled (or tracked) contraptions including (but not limited to) Roman chariots, kiddie buggies or Leopard tanks may deem access to said building to be their right, but a suitable assembly area shall be provided with 24/7 care center to watch over infants, animals (up to 1 tonne in net weight) if accompanying any wheeled device".

Did I miss out anyone...?
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Old 27.06.2011, 11:41
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Re: Lift etiquette

When I wait for the lift and see people in a wheel chair, elderly people or pregnant women I give way.

It's a cultural thing and it's the way we were brought up.

(Oh and I always go out with my baby in the pram)
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What an utter load of tosh!!! Did you brush your teeth this morning because everything that is coming out stinks of stupidity.
Swiss have clean teeth as we are not English.
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Old 29.06.2011, 19:21
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do parents still use talcum powder on their kids? I thought it was pretty much outlawed as being bad for babies
How so?

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P.S. I mainly use it on myself before putting on my leathers.
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Well you better wait for an empty lift then and continue moaning with your fellow foreigners here about the bad Swiss lift etiquette.

Allergic to babies and kids Is that some kind of medical condition? Now you are not allergic any more? You sure it is not all in your head?

Luckily I am not allergic to kids so I will continue using whichever mode take my fancy.
You have not learnt any humility after your previous outbursts about fat women in Newcastle upon Tyne have you?

May I be so bold as to suggest you bring disrepute upon Swiss lesbians.
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Re: Lift etiquette

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Is an escalator not comfort? if there is a choice of an escalator then why take a lift? Before having kids I'd never have dreamed of taking a lift when an escalator was available

And since when were kids smelly?
I had to look after an old woman who fell on the escalator and got half of her arm ripped apart by the sharp blades of the escalator!Maybe a reason to use the stairs!
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Old 29.06.2011, 20:18
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How so?

Tom

P.S. I mainly use it on myself before putting on my leathers.
several articles but here's one

I have used it on my babies bum when it's seemed a little sore but I am not using it daily - but then we all survived so I'm sceptical really
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Old 29.06.2011, 20:24
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At my local Coop people get in the lift if there is a space regardless of the direction the lift is travelling as it is the only way to gaurantee a place. If you don't just jump in when you can you can be stood waiting for ages for one going in the right direction.
Isn't it healthier to just take the stairs?
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Old 29.06.2011, 20:30
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What an utter load of tosh!!! Did you brush your teeth this morning because everything that is coming out stinks of stupidity.

Both parents and singles have the same right to use the lift. They've made the choice to have a baby and you've made yours not to. Why would you be more amenable to giving way to a skinny ass Swiss woman with 10kg of shopping than a woman with a buggy?

Simply because you dont like children and want to take your chances with your imaginary Swiss woman. But you know, I rather give way to people with buggies than skinny ass, materialistic shallow Swiss women who dont want kids. Hows that for generalisation and a taste of your own medicine?

Do you really think these parents, given a choice would like to go out during peak shopping hours just to experience that extra hassle pushing their buggy through the crowds if they didnt have to? Give and take a little, live and let live. Know your place as a human.

Stupid.

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Momma just raised me right. I wait for people to move, I walk around those those stupid enough to stop at the end of an escalator, I let women have my seat, I open doors doors for women ( even tho I am snarled at at some of the time) It's just they way I was raised. I even get pissed at my wife when she doesn't let me open the car door for her. I guess I should have been born in the 40s or 50s. Chivalry isn't dead, it's just a little faded.
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Old 29.06.2011, 20:31
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Isn't it healthier to just take the stairs?
Yes but people are too lazy...
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Well you better wait for an empty lift then and continue moaning with your fellow foreigners here about the bad Swiss lift etiquette.


Allergic to babies and kids Is that some kind of medical condition? Now you are not allergic any more? You sure it is not all in your head?

Luckily I am not allergic to kids so I will continue using whichever mode take my fancy.
As the guy said in the movie Family Man "I like kids on a case by case basis"
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Yes but people are too lazy...
Reason why they are over weight? Too lazy!
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