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Old 06.06.2019, 11:29
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Re: The Treatment of New Posters

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The only unfriendly people I have met in Switzerland are expats. The locals are lovely.

Examples from only last weekend:

My wife was running in the neighbourhood last Saturday and bumped into a neighbour we hadn't really chatted to much.
"Come around for a drink tonight", they said. They dropped around later that morning and invited us all around for dinner that night.

Other neighbours dropped in for coffee and an old neighbour from a place we lived in when we first arrived in Switzerland and was passing by on a motorbike tour dropped in for a drink too.

All totally spontaneous!



There are a couple of 'true' Swiss on here who really can't cope with any criticism of anything to do with Switzerland and will attack on every front but they're not typical and are probably bitter, unfriendly people in real life.
No complaints about the Swiss from me either, the ones i know are all really lovely and friendly and helpful.

When our shed roof blew off in a bad storm last year too if our Swiss neighbours were on our doorstep the next morning asking if we needed help to fix it. When we expressed our gratitude they shrugged and said ‘it’s normal we all help each other out when needed’.
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Old 06.06.2019, 11:31
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I've noticed that as well. The quality of English is suspiciously high for native English speakers who may just have simply picked the language up at an early stage, never having learned a formal grammar.
The price I pay for not having been a duffer at school is to be labelled a non-native speaker...

I'd rather stab my own eyes out with a cactus than be caught with the grammatical shame of "your wrong, their right"
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Old 06.06.2019, 14:09
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Honestly, it's because a lot of the "forum legends" here are actually Swiss people masquerading as native English speakers and expats.


Sh*t, my cover has been blown. What shall I do now?
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Sh*t, my cover has been blown. What shall I do now?

Continue to ignore him :-)
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Old 06.06.2019, 15:54
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Re: The Treatment of New Posters

Another positive experience! Walking the dogs last weekend I met a Swiss neighbour who said he had bought a stock of jeans from a bankrupt jeans shop.
Come and try them?

I finished up buying a new pair of Mustang jeans for CHF 20.
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