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Old 05.12.2011, 21:18
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I think you'll find that Brits and Americans get blamed for a lot more in this forum
Yeah, but that is based on facts
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Old 05.12.2011, 22:53
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Re: The Finger pointers

Outside of this intensely expensive little island in the big bad world at large there exist sim-free unlocked new mobile phones for below CHF 15, such as this one http://www.mymemory.co.uk/SIM-Free-M...one---SIM-Free
Rather than persecuting parents the logically challenged cheeky four legged creature with a wagging tail referred to in the original post might consider buying one. It would make a far more realistic phone for a school brat would not incur import duties, and would come in including delivery at more than CHF 680 less than her precious' previous phone.

Seriously, the stories i read on this forum of everyone from letting agents to parents freeloading off insurance companies I struggle to understand a) why the insurance companies put up with it and b) why our premiums are so low.
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Old 05.12.2011, 23:19
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now why is it that some people always have to shoot against "THE SWISS PEOPLE" when something like this happens?

yes we do have a lot of insurance, and I am especially thankful for the one that pays for whatever my sons break - I'd have to work 100% if it wouldn't.

and I guess you'd agree with me that you would always pay without even losing a word about it if you felt your child was really responsible for a broken phone.
So why exactly do some folks have to use this one, very "special" woman as a reason to diss all Swiss?

Seriously, if you dislike us so much, don't live here.

As for the issue, the Beobachter offers legal help, just in case the "lawyers in the family" are trying to get some money out of you..
Lessons learned, don't ever complain to Swiss people, by default living here in Switzerland as foreigner takes away you're right to complain...

I don't understand why there is a complain corner here at EF at all

and I just love the standard Swiss answer after you say one negative thing, "if you don't like it here go home"...same level as my kindergarden son...grow up someone?
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A big difference between complaining about some daft Swiss woman, and THE Swiss, all the Swiss and nothing but THE Swiss. Complaining about individuals or some fairly general trait is fine - but any 'en bloc' generalisations about any group, race or nationals is not the same.

Totally agree that that woman seems totally out of order and a bit more - so complain away
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Old 05.12.2011, 23:29
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Re: The Finger pointers

I would suggest the OP refers the lady to the response given to the plaintiff in the case of Arkell v. Pressdram (1971).

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The OP owned up to being half Swiss - so it's his own fault anyway

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Totally agree that that woman seems totally out of order and a bit more - so complain away
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Lessons learned, don't ever complain to Swiss people, by default living here in Switzerland as foreigner takes away you're right to complain...
Foreigners It takes them over three years to learn simple rules. No wonder you complain all the time.
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Tell her that after speaking to your son, you learnt that someone else bumped him from behind, causing him to bump into the person who bumped into her son.

But unfortunately, your son doesnt remember who, so cant help her there.

Stupid cow.
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