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Old 07.05.2012, 02:06
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or.. people here expect that parents are capable of looking after their kids by themselves and to be responsible enough not to put them into danger.

furthermore, they expect that if they aren't able to look after the kids, they should leave them at home with a baby-sitter. and if they can't afford one, then to have thought about that before creating such spawn.

the rest of society isn't here to babysit your mistakes/life-choices. we already do our bit financially by subsidising your spawn through taxes and public schools.

the supermarket isn't a playground for your kids to be running around in.

please take some responsibility for your spawn.
wow. 2433 groans! i thought i'd get a lot, but it completely exceeded my expectations! have a good start to the week, and remember to keep your spawn under control!

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You are describing the absolute normal situation but you are being judgmental because you are not able to evaluate the actual communication due to your lack of language skills. Be aware of it in order to avoid misinterpreting situations like that.

Blah blah Blah
Wow Faultlad pontificating on communication, language and being judgemental. Wow! Is there a German Forum where we can tell Germanics how to think in an Anglo American mindset? Daftlad, no-one likes an arrogant bullying German.
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unfortunately, not all parents are as mindful. some let their kids go wandering around the supermarket and then get irate at other shoppers when their kids inevitably get in the way.
Reminds me of when I say a kid with nose full of dripping yellow stuff. He was touching his nose and picking various breads and showing them to his dad. The father was impressed by the cuteness of his child and encouraging him

I gave the dad an evil stare and walked away. Since then I have gone off buying those non sealed breads that are sold in Migros and Coop.
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wow. 24 groans! i thought i'd get a lot, but it completely exceeded my expectations! have a good start to the week, and remember to keep your spawn under control!
More irritating than your crass language is your delight in annoying people and desire to irritate. You are better than that and I'm not sure why the Mods aren't reining in your trolling.
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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

After living here for 9 years, I have come to realise that most people in Switzerland are very egotistic, they only care about themselves, therefore :
- you will almost never be allowed to the front of the queue without asking
- your trolley if left unattended at the cashier will be moved aside ( even if it is for 30seconds)
- and yes your children are semi-invisible.

My 3yearold, fell literally at the feet of a 40ish women in Coop, the moron, just stepped over her!!!

Once I allowed a very elderly couple to go before me, she was obviously having problems to stand, and even though my stuff was on the conveyor belt,and they had a basket I let them through. The old lady thanked and thanked me, and as I looked behind at the other people waiting, I noticed how, absolutely surprised they all looked.

like I stated, only thinking about themselves.
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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

I haven't read the whole thread (stopped on page 3 or 4 ) as at one point things just start going round and round in circles so apologies if this has already been said.

What has to be remembered is that supermarkets are places of work (like an office, a building site, a restaurant etc). While staff should of course try to be respectful and mindful of others, this isn't always easy, just like in any profession. Staff get stressed, are extremely busy, have just been given out to for not working hard enough or a million other possible reasons as to why their attention might not be 100% which may make missing a being less than half the size of an adult possible. While of course they should be apologetic if they happen to bump into your children the fact that you even contemplated going to management to give out shows your lack of consideration to these people who are just trying to earn a (in this case, very modest) wage. I'm just saying that it's easy to jump to the defence of a child (especially your own) and to blame others if something happens but everyone has a responsibility to be aware of their surroundings. For young children that has to be the person taking care of them.

I have never had kids and therefore can't really compare Switzerland to any other country but for me I have always noticed that there are parents who will apologise if their children get in the way or whatever and those that don't. These parents might even be the same people depending on the time of day as minding children is just like any other profession where stress or whatever can have an effect. For me this is the same in any country I've been to.
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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

Oh, here's a good one. At the Nestlé shop on Friday. The cashier is putting my many, many pots of yogurt and many, many sleeves of coffee capsules through the scanner and before I can get everything packed away she is already on to the next customer. So I am moving as fast as possible while keeping an eye on the kids when a pot of yogurt slips out of my hand and falls to the floor where a little bit spills out.

"Bugger!" I think, annoyed. I pick up the pot and put it in my shopping bag to take home and throw away, and then I think I should point out the spill to the cashier so she can get it cleaned up before someone slips on it.

And you know what she did? She bent down behind the counter, pulled out a roll of paper towel and handed it to my 6 year old to clean it up. Un-friggan-believable.

So seems even a giant multi-national company like Nestlé can't seem to figure out customer service. But hey, at least my 6 year old wasn't "semi-invisible" on Friday. A grown women, employed to work in the Nestlé shop, saw her quite clearly as a bit of free labour.
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again, i say that the supermarket is not a playground. if you want to go play supermarket with your daughter, by all means, do it at home where you wont inconvenience everyone else.
My local supermarket has little trolleys designed for kids to push around whilst their parents shop.

(unless there's a community of dwarfs in the neighbourhood that I've somehow managed to miss).
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Old 07.05.2012, 10:21
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My local supermarket has little trolleys designed for kids to push around whilst their parents shop.

(unless there's a community of dwarfs in the neighbourhood that I've somehow managed to miss).
and I'm going to find the person that invented those mini trolleys for four year old's and bitch slap him!
( can't tell you how many times I've been run into by a little kid "doing the weekly shop" )
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My local supermarket has little trolleys designed for kids to push around whilst their parents shop.

(unless there's a community of dwarfs in the neighbourhood that I've somehow managed to miss).
Those mini-carts are a curse to parents everywhere! I tried to let my little one use one in a Whole Foods in the States once, thinking it would give him something to do/make him feel useful in the grocery store. Made a big deal about what a good helper he could be with his own cart. That stupid cart turned into a battering ram in about 30 seconds! Needless to say, we put it away immediately and have never used another since!!!
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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

Something that sticks in my mind from school was the telling off we, the upper 6th boys, received for throwing first years over the fence.**

One of the children had ratted to their mother - who ratted to the school.

So one morning in front of the whole school the deputy head, a veteran teacher, who everyone respected, asked, politely "Could I see the upper 6th boys in the common room after assembly?"

Once we were in there "I have one thing to say, big boys and small boys don't mix"

And then walked out.

This thread goes to prove that when it comes to spawn, loving parents and dinks won't agree on the subject of children.

(And remember, a vast number of parents grew up in a time where the phrase "seen and not heard" was used)






**This meant that we would have to walk back round to the main entrance and then to the other "site". Making them late for their class - and muddy - obviously.
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Those mini-carts are a curse to parents everywhere! I tried to let my little one use one in a Whole Foods in the States once, thinking it would give him something to do/make him feel useful in the grocery store. Made a big deal about what a good helper he could be with his own cart. That stupid cart turned into a battering ram in about 30 seconds! Needless to say, we put it away immediately and have never used another since!!!
Like those electric cart you find in every entrance when it cost you 1 euros for 30 seconds of swing for your kids and the nightmare it is to get them out of there when it is finish and the crisis they do everytime they see one (at every freaging corners).

Did it once, learned, never again. Mom did it too, I told her, saw the results, learned, never again. My friend did the same, etc...

My kids comes to do shopping with us and they are fantastics. Never had a problem with the people working in the groceries stores in Switzerland.
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My local supermarket has little trolleys designed for kids to push around whilst their parents shop.

(unless there's a community of dwarfs in the neighbourhood that I've somehow managed to miss).
Phil couldn't possibly contemplate that they are there for children. He probably thought they were special trolleys just for him and his ilk. They're exactly troll sized after all.
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Those mini-carts are a curse to parents everywhere! I tried to let my little one use one in a Whole Foods in the States once, thinking it would give him something to do/make him feel useful in the grocery store. Made a big deal about what a good helper he could be with his own cart. That stupid cart turned into a battering ram in about 30 seconds! Needless to say, we put it away immediately and have never used another since!!!
if you think the little kid carts are bad here, try steering clear of the motorized carts for disabled folks in the States that are invariably driven by people whose only disability is a failure to know when to stop eating.

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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

I don't think Phil is a full on troll. This thread symbolizes how most breeders lose their sense of humour when they become parents.

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After living here for 9 years, I have come to realise that most people in Switzerland are very egotistic, they only care about themselves,
If everyone just took care of themselves then world would be a better place. I prefer the Swiss way compared to other countries where lazy asses expect others to take care of them.
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if you think the little kid carts are bad here, try steering clear of the motorized carts for disabled folks in the States that are invariably driven by people whose only disability is a failure to know when to stop eating.

Isn't stuffing your face called eating disorder these days?
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I don't think Phil is a full on troll. This thread symbolizes how most breeders lose their sense of humour when they become parents.
You got me. My sense of humour gene stopped working upon giving birth. PhilMCR is hilarious.
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You got me. My sense of humour gene stopped working upon giving birth. PhilMCR is hilarious.
You link is not working, can you fix it along with your sense of humour
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You link is not working, can you fix it along with your sense of humour
Even the link refused to acknowledge this stunning piece of trolling. Here you go. Laugh your arse off. Rape Jokes Are Not Funny
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Even the link refused to acknowledge this stunning piece of trolling. Here you go. Laugh your arse off. Rape Jokes Are Not Funny
Well I was only talking about the kids/parents related posts.

Regarding jokes, all jokes about any subject can be funny. Personally I find rape jokes to have too much cringe factor so I won't ever be able to enjoy them.
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