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Old 08.07.2012, 10:41
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Re: SwissPost Postman said 'I give you 10 seconds to get 1 frank here'

a bit weird, but you know how people here are sticklers for time. i swear a bus driver once weight up whether he should run someone over to keep to schedule...
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Old 08.07.2012, 11:05
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Re: SwissPost Postman said 'I give you 10 seconds to get 1 frank here'

You ever considered the guy was just joking.....?

Swiss humour can be a little difficult to understand sometimes, even after living here for over 40 years !
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Old 08.07.2012, 16:34
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i give you ten seconds then to tell me your name that i can to report this to your administration and supervisor or i punch you in the face (that i should do anyhow and then just take the parcel)
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Old 08.07.2012, 17:41
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Re: SwissPost Postman said 'I give you 10 seconds to get 1 frank here'

Buy a naughty small dog and train it to attack mailmen
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Old 08.07.2012, 17:49
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Re: SwissPost Postman said 'I give you 10 seconds to get 1 frank here'

Oh that is such a shame. One thing I find here is the Post is great. I know my guy and he always waves to me and my "small dog" on a walk. And if it is a special package he brings it to the door.

I would think twice about complaining - he may be joking or not, but no one likes to get letters and such "lost" in the mail.
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Old 08.07.2012, 18:30
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Re: SwissPost Postman said 'I give you 10 seconds to get 1 frank here'

OK, time to stir your cup of tea and realise that there isn't really a storm.

Although I can't specifically say this is true for the OP, but in the normal scheme of things, anything larger than a small jiffy-bag isn't delivered by your normal letter postali on their töffli, but brought by the delivery van man - sometimes not even originating from your nearest post office (as stated already - unusual on a Saturday).

In my opinion, despite being annoying, this whole escapade doesn't warrant a complaint, as it's just the parcel postman (probably), and he doesn't have the need - or time - to build a rapport with the public at home; and is often on a different route the next day, anyway.

Just keep a jar of 5rp pieces by the door, for the next time - you should be able to count out 20 within a 10-count.

..... and maybe by the buzzer button, have a paper with something like:

"Achtung, Ausländer: Bitte laut, langsam und klar Sprechen.".
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Re: SwissPost Postman said 'I give you 10 seconds to get 1 frank here'

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You're lucky, in my bit of Zurich the post office doesn't deliver parcels on Saturdays. It's just "Briefpost". If you want a Saturday delivery the parcel should be sent with a commercial carrier (DHL, UPS, etc).

I find it a bit odd that your postoffice delivered a parcel on Saturday, in my neck of the woods, they never do...
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I find it a bit odd that your postoffice delivered a parcel on Saturday, in my neck of the woods, they never do...

They do : ) when its Express..
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Re: SwissPost Postman said 'I give you 10 seconds to get 1 frank here'

This forum never ceases to amaze me. Two pages of posts to comment about something a normal human would call a minor hiccup in life. Don't you people have better things to do?
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Old 09.07.2012, 15:31
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This forum never ceases to amaze me. Two pages of posts to comment about something a normal human would call a minor hiccup in life. Don't you people have better things to do?
Nope :P


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This forum never ceases to amaze me. Two pages of posts to comment about something a normal human would call a minor hiccup in life. Don't you people have better things to do?
well.. it managed to get your attention, and your contribution to be one of us writing here
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Nope :P


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You must be doing something wrong. Anyway, I decided to put work aside and to go for a swim.
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well.. it managed to get your attention, and your contribution to be one of us writing here
If you knew how many times I was tempted to write somthing like this...
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Old 09.07.2012, 16:11
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If you knew how many times I was tempted to write somthing like this...
Get back in your tunnel!
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Old 09.07.2012, 17:06
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Get back in your tunnel!
this was a joke. I actually agree with you, and will now join your brigade of merry men who take the time to comment on a situation that really doesnt deserve a lot of discussion.
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this was a joke. I actually agree with you, and will now join your brigade of merry men who take the time to comment on a situation that really doesnt deserve a lot of discussion.
Thank you very much for explaining the joke. I wouldn't have grasped the sense with you telling me
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Re: SwissPost Postman said 'I give you 10 seconds to get 1 frank here'

ok, it's good that i came back and explained then.

You're welcome!
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This forum never ceases to amaze me. Two pages of posts to comment about something a normal human would call a minor hiccup in life. Don't you people have better things to do?
There was 5 pages on how to cross a road last year, IIRC.
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There was 5 pages on how to cross a road last year, IIRC.
This used to be my favourite one until last week the one about the "sexist comments" turned up.
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Old 10.07.2012, 12:02
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Re: SwissPost Postman said 'I give you 10 seconds to get 1 frank here'

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You ever considered the guy was just joking.....?

Swiss humour can be a little difficult to understand sometimes, even after living here for over 40 years !
Was just going to say the same. Swiss humour is very dry at times, they won't so much as smile when telling you a porkie. You might have said "just wait a second, I'll get it really quickly." to which he replied "ok, you've got 10..9..8.."

I quite like to observe Swiss-expat communication patterns and there is sooo much lost in translation and I bet you would laugh if you knew the Swiss side of just about every complaint story here on EF.

Remember, and that also goes to long-term expats: there are always two sides to a story, and you might be baffled how different they are.
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