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Re: Swiss and their attitude to queuing

How can you be so sure this is typical Swiss in a country that hosts 25 % percent foreigners?
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Re: Swiss and their attitude to queuing

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besides queuing, men do not generally get up for women, children and the elderly. I am from NYC and nearly everyone gets up. I don't need to be treated like a princess, but their parents should have taught them to hold doors for people in general and get your ass up when someone pregnant gets on the tram!
all teachers and most parents did and do teach the children to get up for the elderly and for handicapped persons and for pregnant women and to hold doors for people coming behind them. Everyone ? Possibly not everyone. But I see lots of men doing exactly what you say that they do not .-............
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Re: Swiss and their attitude to queuing

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men do not generally get up for women, children and the elderly
Well, me, as a user of the public transport in Switzerland, I always get up for the elderly.

But why should I get up for women and children - generally? Are they somehow more exposed to carry their own weight than men? Often, when I see a tired construction worker standing nearby a sitting group of chit-chatting female secretaries or pupils, I think one of them should get up for him.

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but their parents should have taught them to hold doors for people in general
Luckily not, because that's very annoying. I'm able to open all doors I want to enter, and I don't want to hurry only to comfort people who think they do me a favor.
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How can you be so sure this is typical Swiss in a country that hosts 25 % percent foreigners?
You can't its not the swiss with the poor queuing habits but rather the english forum members who then complain because the swiss are better at using the queues and get on faster instead trying to be british about their queues
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Old 17.09.2012, 08:51
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You can't its not the swiss with the poor queuing habits but rather the english forum members who then complain because the swiss are better at using the queues and get on faster instead trying to be british about their queues
Genau!!

It's really quite simple when you think about it:

See orderly que of people, manoeuvre as follows:

A) In front of first in line
B) Pounce at any break in que, with the assumption the other 20 odd people are waiting as part of a flash mob

When we all do it, or say 75%, then really it's no different to queuing and only those that don't do it lose out.

Simples
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