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Old 25.09.2006, 11:35
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Add a Clay more to your wash room with F* OFF!

Hate that!


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Old 24.11.2006, 18:49
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Re: Pettiness

Yes, and try telling a swiss they made a mistake and they just ignore you. ever noticed how when you are talking to them, how they walk away because they realise there is nothing to be had?
These psychos think they are perfect, instead they are just loaded with bombastic arrogance and tons of obnoxiousness.
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Old 24.11.2006, 19:51
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Re: Pettiness

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These psychos think they are perfect, instead they are just loaded with bombastic arrogance and tons of obnoxiousness.
Hi TTT and welcome!

While I can appreciate your frustration, please try and keep the name calling to a minimum
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Old 24.11.2006, 20:00
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Re: Pettiness

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I guess the Swiss do really have it in them to be anal about the little 'rules' they love to make up..

We recently received a note from the real estate co reminding us that we cannot use the laundry rooms after 10pm... which we have probably done twice in the last two months (coming back from a long weekend on sunday evening). Now since the laundry rooms are in the basement, and one really cannot hear the machine running (I have checked), I called the land lady to ask who it was disturbing, and I was told "That is not the point... rules are rules...)

oh well....
Since I had heard some of these horror stories before we moved here I INSISTED I would only live in a place with my own washer and dryer. Worth its weight in gold, I must say...laundry on a Sunday at 2 am ---bring it on!
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Old 24.11.2006, 21:47
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Hi TTT and welcome!

While I can appreciate your frustration, please try and keep the name calling to a minimum
Hi evilshell,
I would have thought calling people wa...kers and a....hls is far more offensive than stating the truth but then I guess truth hurts so I'm not entitled to my opinion. Reprimand is another trait of the people in this country, or is that not allowed to be said either ?
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Old 24.11.2006, 21:58
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Re: Pettiness

ya'all call the swiss wa...ers, a..holes and p..chos ?

And you're generalising.

I am offended. That's discrimination right there. sad, sad ...
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Old 24.11.2006, 22:09
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Re: Pettiness

It is one thing to call someone an asshole. It is a far greater one to dismiss an entire country of people as "psychos".

Truth hurts? Perhaps to some, but I'm not Swiss, so even if I was psycho, your comment wouldn't include me

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I would have thought calling people wa...kers and a....hls is far more offensive than stating the truth but then I guess truth hurts so I'm not entitled to my opinion. Reprimand is another trait of the people in this country, or is that not allowed to be said either ?
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Old 24.11.2006, 22:25
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It is one thing to call someone an asshole. It is a far greater one to dismiss an entire country of people as "psychos".
OK, my mistake, perhaps I shouldn't stereotype the entire nation, only some

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Old 24.11.2006, 22:30
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OK, my mistake, perhaps I shouldn't stereotype the entire nation, only some
That can go both ways, you know
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Old 24.11.2006, 23:27
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That can go both ways, you know
Not in percentages.
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Old 24.11.2006, 23:32
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Not in percentages.
I think you've misunderstood.
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Old 24.11.2006, 23:45
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Re: Pettiness

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laundry on a Sunday at 2 am ---bring it on!
I dunno about that. Even with my own private laundry room, I have a curfew to abide by, as the tumbling or spinning noises would disturb the nearest neighbor.

A couple of times I have run the machine as late as 10:45pm, saying a silent prayer that my neighbors wouldn't be sticklers about it as I pushed the button.

You know me, living life on the edge!
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Old 25.11.2006, 09:10
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I think you've misunderstood.
You've lost the connection, from my experience, the Swiss are bombastic, arrogant and obnoxious.

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Old 25.11.2006, 09:15
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Re: Pettiness

Yeah TTT and the nasty things wont give you a job
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Old 25.11.2006, 09:22
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Well, that's another subject on swiss discrimination which I wont go into right now.
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Old 25.11.2006, 23:11
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Re: Pettiness

what laundry?
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Old 26.11.2006, 00:58
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laundry ? where ? huh ?
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Old 05.12.2006, 12:56
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I don't think the concept of cutting some slack is taught in schools over here.

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You've lost the connection, from my experience, the Swiss are bombastic, arrogant and obnoxious.
So it's not just in my head? What a relief!

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Old 07.12.2006, 21:22
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Re: Pettiness

I have thought about this subject "Pettiness" ... my personal opinion:
We Swiss (yes, I am one of them) have never (or at least in the past 100 years) been in a war - at least not in the sense that we had go out and fight for our lives, families etc. All we had to do was to "protect" the boarder during the war.
Therefore the standard of living in Switzerland was never been "disturbed" much (not up nor down). We didn't have to go through of rebuilding a whole country/nation after a war. We never had to experience how it feels to start from the bottom up again.
I therefore think, that people just simply don't know anymore how blessed we are here in Switzerland (in the sense of wealth) and thus also never had to learn to start from scratch again and thus maybe are not able to cope with things as well as people from other nations/countries (like rebuilding their nation etc).
And as to the "Funeral faces" (from an other thread), YES, it is absolutly true. I remember coming back from the UK (after 4 years there) and I thought the EXACT same thing (has someone died?). I think the pettiness & smiling things go hand in hand.
Anyhow, that is my personal humble opinion and if I have offended anyone in any sense, then please forgive me, as it was not at all meant or intended that way at all.
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Old 07.12.2006, 23:31
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Re: Pettiness

My Swiss neighbours are the BEST! Bless them. Always giving me their washing days and helping me out but still respecting my privacy. They give me home made bread as well :-) I always stick to the building timetable and have absolutely no problems. Twice I left my washing too long on the drying line (completely my fault). I found all my clothes nicely folded :-) I would never leave my clothes in the washing machine on non-allotted day as that would be inconsiderate of me.

Washing day in my building comes once every month so time is tight (one months laundry). If I go down on my day and find someone else is washing I would stop the machine straight away and take their clothes out and put in their container. It's not because I am rude but it's because they were rude for washing on my day without even asking me. Plus I can't wait 1:30 hours for their washing to finish!
I avoid this kind of situation in the first place by locking the door on my day so no one can pull a fast one on me
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