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My wife does this in the car. She gets in the drivers' door and dumps her handbag on the passenger seat regardless if I'm sitting there or not. Yes, she is swiss....
Thought you meant fart there.. Wife farts in the car..
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Re: Bags on train seats in rush hour

Is an Einzelfahrt sufficient or is a Doppelfahrt necessary?
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Old 11.04.2016, 20:43
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Is an Einzelfahrt sufficient or is a Doppelfahrt necessary?
Usually the earlymorgenfahrt smells like a shyte has farted..
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Old 11.04.2016, 21:31
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My wife does this in the car. She gets in the drivers' door and dumps her handbag on the passenger seat regardless if I'm sitting there or not. Yes, she is swiss....
I do the same...
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Old 11.04.2016, 21:53
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Is an Einzelfahrt sufficient or is a Doppelfahrt necessary?
I always take Ausfahrt. What a relief to let it out.
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Old 11.04.2016, 21:56
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Those are the seats I aim for when it's crowded. I'm a big guy and they'd definitely have been more comfortable if they'd have left it open for someone smaller, but I'll often pick the "bagged" seat over a pair of empty ones, depending what kind of mood I'm in...

Exactly- I think it is important to do that - so the message gets across. I do the same.
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Old 12.04.2016, 08:05
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

Feet are no better than bags!! Especially gnarly feet
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Old 12.04.2016, 10:01
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Not at all, it happens all the time also people sitting on the outside of a 2 seat row to deter someone next to them
I do this a lot to avoid jamming my leg up against the pull-out bin under the table.
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Old 12.04.2016, 10:16
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Just WHY?? What is it with the Swiss placing their bag on a train seat in rush hour (and all times of the day) and staring out of the window/closing their eyes to avoid someone sitting next to them. When I ask them to move their bag I get a giant sigh and then an exagerated moving of their bag. Does anyone else notice this!
It's Switzerland's way of training you to become assertive. After awhile, you'll realize it's just part of life here.
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Old 12.04.2016, 22:23
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When I ask them to move their bag I get a giant sigh and then an exagerated moving of their bag. Does anyone else notice this!
Yes i saw this happen on an intercity train (so long ride), but it was an indian young guy going from basel to olten, he even left the luggage in front of the corridor seat (it was a 4-seats aisle) so that even if someone sat in front he wouldn't have space for the legs.
He ended up sighing and doing exxagerated movements as you well described. The stupid thing is that there was still space for bags between the seats when he came up, and wouldn't have needed to put them in the overhead space. Plain a-hole and also dumb.
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Old 12.04.2016, 23:03
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Yes i saw this happen on an intercity train (so long ride), but it was an indian young guy going from basel to olten, he even left the luggage in front of the corridor seat (it was a 4-seats aisle) so that even if someone sat in front he wouldn't have space for the legs.
He ended up sighing and doing exxagerated movements as you well described. The stupid thing is that there was still space for bags between the seats when he came up, and wouldn't have needed to put them in the overhead space. Plain a-hole and also dumb.
But in his defense, he is used to those spacious Indian trains.



Perhaps next time you should do the Swiss thing and use a post-it note. Maybe include an unSwiss touch and put it on his forehead.
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

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Ask them nicely to move the bag.. Sit down and silently fart..

I love farting on the busy train, especially beside somebody that annoyed me for any reason.. People getting up to stand in line 15 minutes before the train reaches the destination also annoys me, they get to taste my bottom odour too.
You can fart on demand??

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Those are the seats I aim for when it's crowded. I'm a big guy and they'd definitely have been more comfortable if they'd have left it open for someone smaller, but I'll often pick the "bagged" seat over a pair of empty ones, depending what kind of mood I'm in...

... but it's less of a problem in first class, I have to say. Typically less crowded.
To be honest I saw your picture... I would put my bag on the next seat too if I knew you would sit next to me....
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Old 13.04.2016, 00:24
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Feet are no better than bags!! Especially gnarly feet
Bare feet that stink up a compartment are worse
Newspaper under them doesn't eradicate the smell
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Old 13.04.2016, 01:12
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

Just let yor bum descend, that's what I do. The bags have always magically disappeared before touch down so far.
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

I hate bags or piles of newspaper on otherwise empty seats in the early morning, crowded train. Although they usually take them away rather quickly.
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

I asked an old guy to take his bag off my seat and he said " don't speak about my wife like that."
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I asked an old guy to take his bag off my seat and he said " don't speak about my wife like that."
Maybe he carries around her ashes
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Old 14.04.2016, 09:21
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In my book, that is the worst sin on the trains.

All the weirdos who sit on the steps (when there are seats available) and never move when you ask them and it's impossible to get past them with heavy luggage without performing some contortion which screws up your back.
I always make sure my suitcase bumps them accidentally.
Doesn't everyone??
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

why is it so difficult to kindly ask someone to move his/her bag?
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