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Old 27.01.2012, 09:06
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I've seen special parking for pregnant women. I think that is absurd. I see pregnant women that could pop at any minute doing hard-core step aerobics and/or jogging down the road with their iPhone earbuds in. Pregnancy isn't a disease, but it's so hilarious that it's treated like a handicap.
I've also seen some women who struggle to walk very far in the later stages of pregnancy. Waddling for a short distance is the best they can do.

Personally I sometimes offer to help a woman carrying heavy bags, more so if she's pregnant!
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Old 27.01.2012, 09:08
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Switzerland hardly leads anything...and lately it's mediocre achievement in every possible segment makes it rather laughable, to even consider this a 1st world country.
With this kind of nonsense being offered as a valid argument, it's not even worth dignifying the statement with a groan...
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Old 27.01.2012, 09:11
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With this kind of nonsense being offered as a valid argument, it's not even worth dignifying the statement with a groan...
Like I care...give it another 5-10 years and even you'll wake up. This country is set for a rude awakening.
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Re: Swiss Grocery Shopping - Horrible Aisle Layout

Oh yes, and let's not forget about baggers.

I miss flirting with 16 year old teenage boys who are bagging my intimate purchases. Geez... where else is a girl supposed to get her kicks from nowadays? Certainly not from the Migros cashiers. They are all emotionless.
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Old 27.01.2012, 09:16
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Such bias against Americans - what is your problem exactly?

AFAIK, LiB has traveled outside of US AND Switzerland (including Asia), and given his previously stated job duties, I'd expect that he'd probably know a good deal more about what sorts of things "general populace" of the world prefer when shopping than most of the rest of us do.

S'ok though sugar, you can stick your fingers in your ears and "lalala" all you want, just because he's American. Bless your heart...
For such a big nation - in so many ways, you are a precious lot.

Have I got this right? Americans can go round the world trampling over cultures and demanding again and again "we can't you do things properly - like we do back home?" and if anyone questions this we have a "problem"?

I have spent months in the USA over the years and have number of good friends who are Americans, but this does not stop me defending both Switzerland and the UK from the American road roller when it's coming down our streets...
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Old 27.01.2012, 09:16
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Oh yes, and let's not forget about baggers.

I miss flirting with 16 year old teenage boys who are bagging my intimate purchases. Geez... where else is a girl supposed to get her kicks from nowadays? Certainly not from the Migros cashiers. They are all emotionless.
They had baggers at Marktkauf across the border in Germany a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 27.01.2012, 09:20
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For such a big nation - in so many ways, you are a precious lot.

Have I got this right? Americans can go round the world trampling over cultures and demanding again and again "we can't you do things properly - like we do back home?" and if anyone questions this we have a "problem"?

I have spent months in the USA over the years and have number of good friends who are Americans, but this does not stop me defending both Switzerland and the UK from the American road roller when it's coming down our streets...
Ya just don't get it do ya. It ain't about Americans...it's about Switzerland being backwards and not realizing it.
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Old 27.01.2012, 09:22
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#Rant begins here#

Why oh why can't everything in Switzerland be just like it is in the USA????

#Rant ends here#
Oh you just made my skin crawl.....
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Old 27.01.2012, 09:24
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Ya just don't get it do ya. It ain't about Americans...it's about Switzerland being backwards and not realizing it.
It's a pity Americans don't get irony, because that's one of the best examples I've seen in a very long time...
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Old 27.01.2012, 09:25
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Ya just don't get it do ya. It ain't about Americans...it's about Switzerland being backwards and not realizing it.
Don't you see LiB? It isn't whether or not it's backwards here, or whether or not AbFab can see it, it's because Americans are the ones who are saying so that results in stubborn mind set. (If I remember right, that was actually specifically stated.)
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Old 27.01.2012, 09:27
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It's a pity Americans don't get irony, because that's one of the best examples I've seen in a very long time...
It's ok Abfab, ignorance is bliss.
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No... the idea was that especially in dark indoor parkings the ladies are scared at night
So rather than teach people not to be afraid, they cater to the fear.

Hmm... I'm beginning to see a pattern emerge.
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Old 27.01.2012, 09:31
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So rather than teach people not to be afraid, they cater to the fear.

Hmm... I'm beginning to see a pattern emerge.
Yes... the name George W. Bush comes to mind.

Now back to dreaming about bag boys who are bagging my intimate purchases and then help me bring them out to the car.
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Old 27.01.2012, 09:33
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Yes... the name George W. Bush comes to mind.

Now back to dreaming about bag boys who are bagging my intimate purchases and then help me bring them out to the car.
In Florida many of the "bag boys" are retirees. Not that some of them aren't dreamy (some really are), but maybe alters the daydream a bit.
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Old 27.01.2012, 09:34
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In Florida many of the "bag boys" are retirees. Not that some of them aren't dreamy (some really are), but maybe alters the daydream a bit.
Thanks, Peg. Luckily, there are many aisles to choose from.
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Ya just don't get it do ya. It ain't about Americans...it's about Switzerland being backwards and not realizing it.
This really has F^%$ all to do with Swiss supermarkets but please don't be blind to America's faults in your quest to rubbish all that is Swiss. America could really do with going 'backwards' - probably about 12 years - before a fraudulent manipulation of the democratic system, before the Patriot Act, the right to detain citizens without trial and gross state infringement of civil liberties, before an aggressive foreign policy, before a parabolic explosion in the national debt and money supply.

Don't get me wrong - I love America, have worked there, have great friends there, chose to get married there and still enjoy visiting every year. But please open your heart to the fact that the place just is not perfect.
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...stay home with their codeine and send someone out to do this for them...
Ya mean with Jolly Ranchers, some Crush soda...cup inside the cup type of thing? (or so I've heard )
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Yes... the name George W. Bush comes to mind.
Speaking of him - I thought he was brilliant as Caeser in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

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Ya just don't get it do ya. It ain't about Americans...it's about Switzerland being backwards and not realizing it.
The amount of time and energy you invest in trying to convice other people not to like it here is truly staggering.

So, how long until you man up, admit that it isn't working out for you here, and move on? Life is short!
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This really has F^%$ all to do with Swiss supermarkets but please don't be blind to America's faults in your quest to rubbish all that is Swiss. America could really do with going 'backwards' - probably about 12 years - before the Patriot Act, the right to detain citizens without trial and gross state infringement of civil liberties, before an aggressive foreign policy, before a parabolic explosion in the national debt and money supply.

Don't get me wrong - I love America, have worked there, have great friends there, chose to get married there and still enjoy visiting every year. But please open your heart to the fact that the place just is not perfect.
Who said the place is perfect? Most folks I know who think it is perfect are STILL THERE.

The rest of us realize there are things needing improvement (either for us personally or the country / government in general) in some way and so we are HERE.
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