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Old 30.05.2014, 10:45
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since they wouldn't often dare to be as snarky or hostile, face to face.
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Old 30.05.2014, 11:03
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Well..excluding some.
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Old 31.05.2014, 18:07
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I recently asked if anyone could recommend an English-speaking optician. The first two replies were " why English-speaking?" and "don't you have a German-speaking friend who can go with you?"
Why does it matter what they write? It's all a blurry mess on your screen anyway
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Old 31.05.2014, 18:15
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Why does it matter what they write? It's all a blurry mess on your screen anyway
I'm sorry, could you repeat that?
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Old 31.05.2014, 18:31
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I'm sorry, could you repeat that?
If I hit the keys harder, does it make it easier to read?
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Old 31.05.2014, 18:31
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If I hit the keys harder, does it make it easier to read?
No thank you, I've already got one.
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Old 31.05.2014, 18:35
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It would be nice if people thought back to how it felt to be a stranger in a new country before they answered newbies' questions.

I recently asked if anyone could recommend an English-speaking optician. The first two replies were " why English-speaking?" and "don't you have a German-speaking friend who can go with you?"

Those might have seemed like reasonable replies to the person who posted them, but I'm new, I don't speak the language, I haven't made any friends yet, so those responses really just felt like they were rubbing my nose in it for no good reason.

I know it takes extra effort to be kind in a text-based medium, so I try not to take it personally, but it would be nice if people remembered that there's an actual human being at the other end of the "stupid" question.

Why do you need an optician. Stand at the back of the room and tell me the lowest line you can read. Then I'll recommend a nice pair of glasses and you can order them online. See.

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Old 31.05.2014, 18:43
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No thank you, I've already got one.
Just make him smile. I heard that smiling people make us understand better.
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I can't see the bottom line.
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I can't see the bottom line.
You need a haircut.
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I can't see the bottom line.
use the damn search function.
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Old 31.05.2014, 19:20
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Never could find the bra clasp.
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When I spoke to a colleague at work and he told me that it is "Seife" but the Swiss normally buy liquid soap in bottles so bars of soap are not so common.
I've only lived here for 5 months and was really wondering about why I can never find bar soap. Thanks. I thought it was just me. So now I have 6 different bottles of liquid soap to shower with as I can't find one I really like.

On the positive, my skin has never been more baby soft and so well moisturized.
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Try Migros-Budget bar soap. Look on the bottom shelf.
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Old 03.06.2014, 07:47
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I've only lived here for 5 months and was really wondering about why I can never find bar soap. Thanks. I thought it was just me. So now I have 6 different bottles of liquid soap to shower with as I can't find one I really like.

On the positive, my skin has never been more baby soft and so well moisturized.
Or make your own... http://www.abacuscity.ch/abashop?s=3...tail&sku=71443
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Old 03.06.2014, 07:59
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I've only lived here for 5 months and was really wondering about why I can never find bar soap. Thanks. I thought it was just me. So now I have 6 different bottles of liquid soap to shower with as I can't find one I really like.

On the positive, my skin has never been more baby soft and so well moisturized.
Dove and Nivea make soap bars. They will make your skin even smoother than the shower gel.

Savon de Marseille, however, seems to have better results on laundry washing
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Hello everyone...

I just wanted to throw something out there to see what the general consensus was about the feedback that some people receive on here. I have been a member for quite a few years now (albeit not the biggest contributor ) and I really appreciate the work that the admin team and the people who really keep this website running, as an invaluable open source of info for all the expats who move to this country. I moved here as a non-German speaking Brit and the advice and tips that I have read have been a big help to me.

One thing that really seems to p*ss me off though, is the negativity/bitterness of some of the members. When I read through some of the posts, people get irked about some things, especially when it regards money. Talk of salaries, items for sale, financial advice... and people start to get angry !!!

I don't have a massive salary compared to a lot of people here in Switzerland, but I appreciate that I have worked hard for the last 15 years, studying, working 12/14/16+ hours per day on occasions to get a lifestyle and income and most importantly a satisfaction in life that I want.

I was reading an article regarding the RAV and how some people were angry that somebody was made redundant and had to claim from the RAV the money that they are legally allowed to take from this insurance mechanism. Was it this poor guys fault that he lost his job? Probably not. Was it his fault that due to his larger salary he took an apartment which probably costs more than a WG that other people have. Definitely not. Is it also his fault that according to his salary his cost of living also went up. Probably not.

But the reaction of some people was as though he had robbed a bank and killed someone. I just wish that some people would lighten up on here, give advice if it is needed and it's a free world, offer an opinion! Just leave the attitude and the bad day at work you had behind and help out the other expats on here that are looking for advice or some support.

As my grandmother told me when I was a little boy;

'if you don't have something positive or constructive to say then don't say anything at all'.


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If the cap fits....
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Old 03.06.2014, 18:26
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As my grandmother told me when I was a little boy;

'if you don't have something positive or constructive to say then don't say anything at all'..
I never knew your Grandmother. So just shut it will ya ...?
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Old 03.06.2014, 18:31
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Re: English Forum

i briefly skimmed through your wall of text but it looks like a case of potkettleblack
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