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Re: Are some of the Swiss - Racists, or it is just me?

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excusez-moi, how do Russian look like ?
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Jimmy, honey, you ARE such a funny boy ))))
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Old 25.06.2016, 21:55
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google "russian thug".


Jimmie, I'm thinking I got you all wrong from the start. The sqeezebox makes them think you are from Wallis.
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Old 26.06.2016, 00:08
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Re: Are some of the Swiss - Racists, or it is just me?

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it is, in fact, totally based on looks. The catch is that you perceive non-attractive looking guys as sleazy. If a good looking guy approaches you, he is confident, charming or whatever, if non-attractive guy approaches you he is a slazy wirdo freak. It's that simple.
Here is the definition of sleazy: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...english/sleazy
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(Of a person or situation) sordid, corrupt, or immoral
Obviously, the qualities above are not physical and has nothing to do with looks (which, btw, is a subjective assessment). And, actions do tend to speak louder than corporeal features. No amount of supposedly good looks (or qualifications) can compensate for bad behaviour.

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with repulsion, discomfort or any looks-based negativism instead. Maybe it should be called lookism.
If you were to search for "stares" or "staring" on this forum, you will find some answers. Also, most of your hypotheses on me does not hold.
I also second Medea's suggestion: Unless you plan on trying to stay in Switzerland after that (which doesn't sound likely) then just get on with things and enjoy your remaining time here.
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Two "versions" of Bradley Cooper: left is sleazy, right isn't. IMO.


Sleazy is attitudinal. Unless you're Flash Harry from St Trinians in which case it's practically in the job description.


Try a smile. Don't be a dick about stuff.


Exotic Russian sounds like a vodka cocktail.
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Old 26.06.2016, 00:28
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Not the way ABBA made it sound at the end of Rasputin!
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Not the way ABBA made it sound at the end of Rasputin!


Boney M I think.


Poison in his drink?


Better than Putin in a posing pouch.
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Old 26.06.2016, 00:33
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Boney M I think.


Poison in his drink?


Better than Putin in a posing pouch.

I stand corrected... I have apparently managed to repress some of the sins of my youth.
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I stand corrected... I have apparently managed to repress some of the sins of my youth.


The posing pouch or Boney M?
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Old 26.06.2016, 00:39
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The posing pouch or Boney M?

/squirms on seat: Do I have to answer?
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/squirms on seat: Do I have to answer?

You do now!
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Old 26.06.2016, 00:47
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/hangs head in shame


Donny Osmond
The Bay City Rollers
Kiss
Boney M
Abba


All my sisters fault, really. Up to a certain age I was more than happy with my Mother's Sinatra records... well, perhaps a bit of George Formby from my Dad.
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Donny Osmond
The Bay City Rollers
Kiss
Boney M
Abba


All my sisters fault, really. Up to a certain age I was more than happy with my Mother's Sinatra records... well, perhaps a bit of George Formby from my Dad.
Kiss and ABBA, yes, and under certain circumstances, Boney M. But not the other two. I never understood the Donny Osmond thing.

Mind you, my formative cassette buying years were heavily influenced by Stock Aitken and Waterman. Apart from Roxette there was a lot of Kylie and Co. Then I discovered Springsteen, Bowie and Tom Petty and proceeded accordingly to my current rock/indie/punk/ new country/ Americana favourites.

I reckon it's OK. 😊
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I reckon it's OK. 😊


I grew up in a world that you might call "Musically pluralistic" (and even that would be an understatement)
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I grew up in a world that you might call "Musically pluralistic" (and even that would be an understatement)
Yeah... I also have a lot of opera, classical and show tunes in my head. My mum and dad didn't really do pop music apart from Elvis and the Rolling Stones. Musical theatre, however, was all over the shop. The more Lloyd Webber, the better. Les Mis was something of a relief.

I've just remembered my first LP: the Wombles!
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The Swiss are no more, and no less, racist than anyone else on the planet.

Tom
I have not read all the thread through but in short time that I have been here in Switzerland, i have never been to a more racist country than Switzerland.
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I have not read all the thread through but in short time that I have been here in Switzerland, i have never been to a more racist country than Switzerland.
You've probably only met foreigners!

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Based on my FB feed there are twice as many racists in the UK - where that are 17m Nazis
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Just look at how they behave when they cross the channel for a footy match!!

Whereas, the Irish....
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Re: Are some of the Swiss - Racists, or it is just me?

As it is with the selfie generation locals have to welcome them whenever they enter public transport or just walk down a street And not just welcome, we have to be enthusiastic too...


Then we have to ask them îf we are allowed to take a selfie together with them


And if we we don't do as they want we all will we be called racists
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