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Old 08.01.2017, 14:17
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Re: Time to leave Switzerland, early...

Queue jumping is definitely a thing here, to be fair.

But then, puking in the street is a thing in the United Kingdom, so it's all swings and roundabouts, isn't it?
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Re: Time to leave Switzerland, early...

I actually like it here - some people's negatives are other's positives

I grump and groan about things as all do but I compare it with what I left behind and I cannot say I ever think I made the wrong decision coming here

Each to their own I guess
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Old 08.01.2017, 14:26
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But then, puking in the street is a thing in the United Kingdom, so it's all swings and roundabouts, isn't it?
Ah, the good old days. When you'd set off for work in the city, and have to navigate alleyways that sometimes reeked of human poo and pee, and then clambered up the barely lit stairwells because the building lift was again out of order, to get to the office where the heating wasn't working and the cleaners had done a half assed job of removing the garbage from the day before. All of which you barely saw or smelt because the tube had again been running 10 minutes late and you were still recovering from that crowded tin can journey where some guy had just smacked you in the head with his backpack because he didn't see you pressed against the armpit of some still drunk fellow commuter.
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1. Just different to what you're used to. And how much art and creativity does a farmer from the US want or need?
2. Yeah, it happens but probably also elsewhere in Europe. Only the Brits understand the art of queuing in all its forms.
3. So deal with it.
4. Depends on how noisy they're being. Generally the Swiss are more tolerate of children's behaviour in places like restaurants, etc, than elsewhere in Europe.
5. Why not? Or would you prefer them to stick their noses into every other country's business like most of the major countries in the world do?
6. Wake up call, it's real everywhere to varying degrees. Try some of the states in the US if you don't believe me.
7. Probably, but you're in Switzerland, not the US. Things are different here.
8. As the US gave the world big corporations perhaps you should complain to them.
9. This from someone from a country who's nuclear defense still runs on floppy disks.
10. What's wrong with punctuality and efficiency? Would you prefer endless delays and inefficient people not even bothering to try and sort it out?

Still it's your choice. But be warned, even leaving ain't easy.

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I likeur comments the best.. 1. Judge arts by ones profession, ill skip that.
2. It was a bit of a joke to begin with, having been placesin Europe, i was just wondering if it was a common thing..
3.sounds about right... Ur prob swiss, so again, ill skip that.
4. Laughing on a train and going down a slide... If u have kids or not u seem intelligent enough to realize that its appropriate without further questions.
5. I dunno... I dont think countries,like the us, should stick their noses in everything but for those who cannot defend themselves i think there is legit reason... I.e, we should have let Hitler do his thing?
6.i agree 100%... Just was surprised on how strong it was.. I dodnt realizeit was like that here.. Was hoping to get insight.
7. So you agree?
8. Again,like #6, my point was not to compare usandswitzerland just look for explanation
9. More info.. Plz
10. I dontthink the rail system is as punctual as they say...trains get canned all the time and are constantly late..in myezperienxe..

Again,i like a lot about this country just looking for local insight. Sure, im a troll.
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Old 08.01.2017, 14:30
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Sure, im a troll.
Well, at least you're honest in that regard.

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Old 08.01.2017, 14:32
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I.e, we should have let Hitler do his thing?
I am hoping that I've misunderstood your meaning again.
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Gahh i just typed a ton of "complaints" ,or reasons,why I am leaving early, and I was timed out.. Can people just touch on these:
1.creativity/arts, i think it lacks..
2. Line cutters,we get cut allthe time..
3. People arent reserved, they actually are rude.
4. Children are shushhed all the time, even by strangers
5.Neutrality, not a good thing.. (insert tutu quote here)
6. Racism, its real here.
7. Narrow minded,"it is not possible!" yes it is.
8. Big corporations, bad for the world.. Good money for the swiss
9. Antiquated systems everywhere
10. Punctuality and efficiency... I feel like im in a time warp in this country..

I like a lot, too. But these outweigh my willingness to live like this any longer.
Bye bye! Have a nice flight!
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Old 08.01.2017, 14:35
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Line Cutters means that the OP is from the UK: the only country in the world that is proud of queuing.
My colleagues always want me to go first through security at the airport, because I can choose the fastest queue most of the time.

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That's exactly what you guys did for about a decade!
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Old 08.01.2017, 14:47
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Queue jumping is definitely a thing here, to be fair.
Queue jumping is a thing everywhere in Europe that isn't the UK really.
That's why they have those little ticket things with numbers everywhere so that everyone knows when it's their turn.
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Old 08.01.2017, 14:57
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Queue jumping is a thing everywhere in Europe that isn't the UK really.
That's why they have those little ticket things with numbers everywhere so that everyone knows when it's their turn.
It's also good if you got No. 530 and customer 6 is being served you can go do your shopping next door. Best invention ever .... after one got used to it.
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Queue jumping is definitely a thing here, to be fair.
Airports & boarding time. Just sit'n watch It's like experiencing the so-called harmony in chaos, ordo ab chao

And, there's something weird about sidewalks. I don't know whether it's a pattern, culture, coincidence, etc., etc., but there's something I observe a lot: walking in a group very slowly and suddenly stopping right in the middle of the sidewalk.

PS. I'm not complaining, don't lynch me
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Old 08.01.2017, 15:04
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36385839

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/26/us...disks-nuclear/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.7611117d866a

As for 3. Wrong

7. Have no idea as I couldn't say if I've ever met a real Swiss or not.
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Gahh i just typed a ton of "complaints" ,or reasons,why I am leaving early, and I was timed out.. Can people just touch on these:
1.creativity/arts, i think it lacks..
2. Line cutters,we get cut allthe time..
3. People arent reserved, they actually are rude.
4. Children are shushhed all the time, even by strangers
5.Neutrality, not a good thing.. (insert tutu quote here)
6. Racism, its real here.
7. Narrow minded,"it is not possible!" yes it is.
8. Big corporations, bad for the world.. Good money for the swiss
9. Antiquated systems everywhere
10. Punctuality and efficiency... I feel like im in a time warp in this country..

I like a lot, too. But these outweigh my willingness to live like this any longer.
Hello, welcome and goodbye.

Ah yes, why can't everywhere be more like the place you came from??
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Queue jumping is a thing everywhere in Europe that isn't the UK really.
That's why they have those little ticket things with numbers everywhere so that everyone knows when it's their turn.
always reminds me of this scene when I get a ticket with a number that's miles off the one being served
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Please don't miss your flight....
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6. Racism, its real here.
I'm genuinely curious to know why you think Switzerland has a racism problem.

Unless you're a US college student, then disregard my inquiry.
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I'm genuinely curious to know why you think Switzerland has a racism problem.

Unless you're a US college student, then disregard my inquiry.
As apparently Mrs POTUS has said that all students should tell their parents and greatparents they were racists?

Saying apparently as I do not know whether this is real or fake news
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I'm genuinely curious to know why you think Switzerland has a racism problem.
You must have heard about all those Swiss police officers shooting unarmed black kids? And the Kuh Klux Klan? And the genocide and continued oppression of the Native Alemanns?
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Old 08.01.2017, 16:05
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Aha. Thanks.
I thought he meant people hanging up on him on the phone.




Wrong! His profile says he's American.

And we don't call them line cutters in the UK, we call them queue jumpers.

I thought queue jumpers were woolen outer garments (in US called sweaters) that one would wear when standing in a particularly long queue on a particularly cold day in the UK. That said, I love that Brits have perfected the civilized art of queuing. It's one of the great pleasures, of which there are many, of visiting the UK.
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