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Really out of order behaviour.

Last week I was with my wife, enjoying the weather during the afternoon in Zürich. It was really nice, there were old style Italian restaurants, trees along the lake, and a soft breeze. We decided to take a rest and I spotted an empty space on a long bench beside a group of four elderly people. They were friendly, we smiled and talked a bit with them. That was the nice part.

There were more benches surrounding a large fountain like flat plaza, only the water was shooting straight up in about ten different places, in various sizes. So there were small ones where you'd get a little wet and bigger ones where you would get soaked. Lots of people were there with their young families, and some kids were having fun running through the water jets. (I hope I made the image of me and some old men watching semi naked kids playing in a fountain as less perverted as possible hehe Dark glasses are a must)

Anyway it was all peaceful and quiet until a middle aged couple with a British accent turned up. When I say turned up, what I mean is that he walked over to the fountain carrying her, with her screaming at the top of her voice in a hysterical laugh and unceremoniously holding her inside the biggest mini geyser. Of course it couldn't stop there and they had to chase each other around it, now both roaring and laughing, soaking each other, almost knocking over small kids, for ten minutes. At which point I had had enough and left, most of the other people having also already left with looks of disgust from all of us at them having spoilt our tranquillity.

Why does there always have to be someone like that with no respect for others turning up.
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Why does there always have to be someone like that with no respect for others turning up.
Well, that's the English for you - always turnin' up but ain't got no respec', innit?!?!?!

Was one of them carring a big bag of rice?
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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

You weren't at the play area right next to the Chinagarten were you?

It's a play area for kids to go nuts in the water and play in the sand. I don't think anyone minds them making a load of noise with their parents and generally burning off a bit of steam.

Actually, on the subject of "really out of order behaviour... "

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It's a play area for kids to go nuts in the water and play in the sand. I don't think anyone minds them making a load of noise with their parents and generally burning off a bit of steam.
what I pictured from OP is rather a middle aged couple without kids who were playing like kids (or rather like elephants in a porcelain shop).
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Last week I was with my wife, enjoying the weather during the afternoon in Zürich. It was really nice, there were old style Italian restaurants, trees along the lake, and a soft breeze. We decided to take a rest and I spotted an empty space on a long bench beside a group of four elderly people. They were friendly, we smiled and talked a bit with them. That was the nice part.

There were more benches surrounding a large fountain like flat plaza, only the water was shooting straight up in about ten different places, in various sizes. So there were small ones where you'd get a little wet and bigger ones where you would get soaked. Lots of people were there with their young families, and some kids were having fun running through the water jets. (I hope I made the image of me and some old men watching semi naked kids playing in a fountain as less perverted as possible hehe Dark glasses are a must)

Anyway it was all peaceful and quiet until a middle aged couple with a British accent turned up. When I say turned up, what I mean is that he walked over to the fountain carrying her, with her screaming at the top of her voice in a hysterical laugh and unceremoniously holding her inside the biggest mini geyser. Of course it couldn't stop there and they had to chase each other around it, now both roaring and laughing, soaking each other, almost knocking over small kids, for ten minutes. At which point I had had enough and left, most of the other people having also already left with looks of disgust from all of us at them having spoilt our tranquillity.

Why does there always have to be someone like that with no respect for others turning up.
Sir,

Surely this is an attempt at trolling or a wind-up? Agressive tut-tutting followed by leaving "with looks of disgust" is not exactly the Swiss way of expressing displeasure. Also, the weather last week was not very enjoyable in these parts, and we know how the Swiss cherish nudity, so "semi-naked" doesn't really cut it. Are you sure that scene was not set in Royal Tunbridge Wells?

I remain

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what I pictured from OP is rather a middle aged couple without kids who were playing like kids (or rather like elephants in a porcelain shop).
Ah, ok got it now.

Even so, why not? Grown ups are allowed to have some fun, too! Good luck to them...
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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

It is me, Brian the Apostle and I was christening our youngest daughter in the public fountain area, for, so it has been written, it should be performed as such.

Imagine the bemused looks all around as we religiously entertained in front of the non-believers. I must say we found the experience enlightening, save for some chap and a woman who ruined our day with constant frowning and unsavory scowling.

I must say, he got right on my wife's upper milk sharing devices.
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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

English people having fun and frolicking like kids in public? Something seems wrong here, but what is it?
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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

Really out of order behaviour = a couple having fun in a water fountain....slight overreaction don't you think? Someone needs to lighten up a bit.

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Last week I was with my wife, enjoying the weather during the afternoon in Zürich. It was really nice, there were old style Italian restaurants, trees along the lake, and a soft breeze. We decided to take a rest and I spotted an empty space on a long bench beside a group of four elderly people. They were friendly, we smiled ark glasses are a must)
You should read the thread on why people hate the UK, then you will understand why!

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Old 09.08.2011, 19:13
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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

When you mentioned couple with a British accent I was expecting you to say one of them was a fat slag with a fag on and the bloke was wearing a tracksuit and that they proceeded to drink dozens of tins of supermarket lager, light up an impromptu barbeque and then dump a supermarket trolley in the fountain, that would have been true to expected form.
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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

There was a huge fountain like that in downtown Seattle, and both kids and adults would play in it.

Anyways, I actually find it really refreshing when I see adults "let loose" and be so free-spirited in public here, because it's something I don't see very often in CH.
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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

Grown ups are allowed to have fun too

What is happening in England at the moment is really out of order behaviour!

Take a chill pill

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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

THIS is 'Really out of order behavior'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14460474
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English people having fun and frolicking like kids in public? Something seems wrong here, but what is it?
Exactly thats what is out of order...English having fun in public!
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I think OP is a Taliban...
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Sorry.

It was the best way for the missus to disguise her alfresco pee.

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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

I think his post is just an affectionate comment on the informality of the British but posted as a jokey complaint.

There are more things to get wound up about - like Lyme Disease which I am currently having to deal with.

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There are more things to get wound up about - like Lyme Disease which I am currently having to deal with.
My mother's husband had that, but he's been fine as far as I know.

I've actually been to Lyme CT (for which it's named).

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it was all peaceful and quiet until a middle aged couple with a British accent turned up.
Lower social classes should be banned from frolicking when an upper class member is present. It's common courtesy. really-out-order-behaviour-nbe0282l.jpg
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