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Old 12.11.2007, 12:07
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Why can't people keep their noses out of other peoples parking business

I like to pride myself on being a pretty good driver. Today I drove my car into a space in Metalli car park intentionally so that I could get out of the door easily having parked next to a concrete wall. I thought I had made a pretty good job of it, so I was astonished when a bent over old man told me I should always reverse into car spaces because it is neater. I did point out that there was a chance that I may bash the door of the car next to me had I done that. He said he was going to report me! I wasn't even aware that there is a carparking police force, but nothing would surpirse me. Nosybeak git. And to add insult to injury I saw him waiting at the bus stop. He doens't even drive
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Old 12.11.2007, 12:12
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Re: Why can't people keep their noses out of other peoples parking business

Obviously your bent over old friend has never tried to load shopping into the boot of a car which is up against the wall of the car park building. Silly bloke.
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Old 12.11.2007, 12:20
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Re: Why can't people keep their noses out of other peoples parking business

I'm sure that I've seen signs in some car parks to park with the front of the car facing the wall as it then reduces the marks on the walls caused by exhaust fumes (presumably then reducing the amount of painting they have to do).

I think that this is a case of an old fart having way too much time on his hands.
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Re: Why can't people keep their noses out of other peoples parking business

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.. should always reverse into car spaces because it is neater...
- the last 2 private parking places I've rented stated that you should drive in forward or be liable for repainting the wall, due to the exhaust.

In public places, you hardly see anyone reversing in - 9 time out of 10 it's nose first.

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Old 12.11.2007, 12:21
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Re: Why can't people keep their noses out of other peoples parking business

These things are always funnier when you look back on them. I have a similar story that I will share with you.

A friend of mine took a bucket with soap and water in an attempt to was his car as quietly as he could on a Sunday afternoon. (Making noise on Sunday in Switzerland is not smiled upon, I doubt it is a law though) After 5 min a police car drove up and said that one of his neighbors had complained that they had to watch him wash his car on Sunday. That was 40 years ago, I doubt such things happen often, but there was no ticket given nothing really happened. It was just annoying

You probably made this old guy s day. Who knows if he lives alone or what he does all day, obviously looking for a reason to interact with others.
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Old 12.11.2007, 12:25
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These things are always funnier when you look back on them. I have a similar story that I will share with you.

A friend of mine took a bucket with soap and water in an attempt to was his car as quietly as he could on a Sunday afternoon. (Making noise on Sunday in Switzerland is not smiled upon, I doubt it is a law though) After 5 min a police car drove up and said that one of his neighbors had complained that they had to watch him wash his car on Sunday. That was 40 years ago, I doubt such things happen often, but there was no ticket given nothing really happened. It was just annoying

You probably made this old guy s day. Who knows if he lives alone or what he does all day, obviously looking for a reason to interact with others.
It is illegal to wash your car in a residential zone on Sundays in Switzerland.
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It is illegal to wash your car in a residential zone on Sundays in Switzerland.

How silly is that?
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Old 12.11.2007, 12:32
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How silly is that?
Yes, as a foreigner it seems pretty silly however for many Swiss it makes perfect sense since Sundays are a day of rest and quiet.
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Re: Why can't people keep their noses out of other peoples parking business

I would have given him a business card, name and telephone number to make it easier for the police to find you, save the old boy from having to remember a number plate or write it down.
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Old 12.11.2007, 12:40
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Re: Why can't people keep their noses out of other peoples parking business

Yes, rest and quiet is all spiffy and dandy, but nationally enforced rest and quiet? I'm glad I live in the building I live in.

That being said though, I'm still not a huge fan of the lady who lives above me who likes to move furniture around about 3 times a week, after midnight.

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Old 12.11.2007, 12:42
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How silly is that?
That's just the tip of the iceberg. You realize some have had to modify their mating rituals, especially if audio effects are part of it. How retarded! Although the iceberg is rapidly melting.
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Old 12.11.2007, 12:54
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Yes, rest and quiet is all spiffy and dandy, but nationally enforced rest and quiet? I'm glad I live in the building I live in.

That being said though, I'm still not a huge fan of the lady who lives above me who likes to move furniture around about 3 times a week, after midnight.
Sure she's not plagued by a poltergeist?
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Re: Why can't people keep their noses out of other peoples parking business

Once I was going through Wollerau.

There was a local "Chilbi" going on, so I decide to stop and see what it was about.

So there was the post office, where there are the parking places you normally you can park for 30 minutes to do your quick post transaction.

It was sunday and the post office was off course closed.

So I parked there, and went to see the Chilbi. I didn't stay long, maybe 20 minutes or so. ( the Chilbi was boring )

Then I picked my car and continued my way.

2 weeks later I received a big parking ticket. the parking ticket was only 40, but added to that were several intercantonal fees as I live in Canton Zürich, this was an intercantonal affair with the federal police involved...

Some 200 CHF penalty.

When I asked the police what happened, they told me that somebody had reported my illegal parking.

I told them, it was sunday and all the places were free. But anyhow, it is a 30 minute stop for the post only on working days, so on sunday you can't park there.

So people.... be careful where you park. there are many law-and-order vigilant parking watchers in every little town.
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Old 12.11.2007, 13:01
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That's just the tip of the iceberg. You realize some have had to modify their mating rituals, especially if audio effects are part of it. How retarded! Although the iceberg is rapidly melting.
Do I dare ask you to expound more on the audio effects part of this topic? (You have awoken my curiosity I must say. . ..)

I was lucky enough to meet my swiss man in the States, no mating rituals or audio effects changes required.
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Old 12.11.2007, 13:17
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Re: Why can't people keep their noses out of other peoples parking business

I do realise that he probably has too much time on his hands, but cruising a car park looking for imaginary infractions? Maybe he was one of the 'special ones' who live in the big institution in Oberwil (he did get on a number 5!)
I should also point out that there weren't any signs on the walls or anywhere else indicating parking directions
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Re: Why can't people keep their noses out of other peoples parking business

I am especially fond of the "I am losing control ! I am losing control !" in the Dalek voice.

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DaveA, that made me spit my bagette onto the computer screen. I would like to hear 'my goodness, something is stirring in my pelvis' voiced by Stephen Hawkin
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I am confused, are we talking about audio effects of mating rituals that take place on a parking lot?
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Absolutely. Live a little. Unless of course you want to drive in forwards ?

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Re: Why can't people keep their noses out of other peoples parking business

Oh my, how this has degenerated. I always thought that it was good manners to ask which way you should enter a dark, tight space
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