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Old 02.08.2011, 12:09
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Re: First time I've been shouted at [ Lawn Mowing ]

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Public Holiday = Sunday. All Sunday rules apply on Public Holidays. HTH.
Are you allowed to let off fireworks on a sunday
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Old 02.08.2011, 12:32
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Re: First time I've been shouted at [ Lawn Mowing ]

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I was inspired by the Quebecois who set the moving date on July 1st
Just kidding, I really wanted to tidy up my yard for the Swiss National Day and I was doing it in the afternoon well within the time limit and in addition, mine is a cordless li-on battery mower.

To clarify the matter. While 1st August is a kind of Sunday, in view of the general noise-level of that day no policemen in Switzerland would intervene due to a lawn-mower in action. Where I live here, there were dozens of "noise-makers" launched over the past 3 days, starting at noon, and this within 300 meters from the next police-station. Never saw any of them turning up. So that the "appeal" of that grumpy old git most likely would have been turned down by the policemen.


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Old 02.08.2011, 13:14
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Re: First time I've been shouted at [ Lawn Mowing ]

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The correct reply would have been to tell her "you will experience far more noise later today" ..... I mean, to complain about lawn-mower noise on 1st August does not really make much sense
Just to clarify, I was talking about the OP who was not moving on the 1st of August but rather on 22.05.2010 which I assume makes a lot more sense?
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Old 02.08.2011, 13:30
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Re: First time I've been shouted at [ Lawn Mowing ]

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Are you allowed to let off fireworks on a sunday
Apparently if it's 24 hours either side of Swiss National Day then the rules for quiet times don't apply.
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Old 02.08.2011, 13:34
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Re: First time I've been shouted at [ Lawn Mowing ]

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Apparently if it's 24 hours either side of Swiss National Day then the rules for quiet times don't apply.
I flushed the loo on Sunday night. And I hadn't even done a poo.
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Just to clarify, I was talking about the OP who was not moving on the 1st of August but rather on 22.05.2010 which I assume makes a lot more sense?
Oh, ok. There, the point rather was whether
A) it was 11.55 or 12.01
B) whether the complainer meant to stop immediately or at 12

There ARE people who sit at the window behind curtains and watch out for
- people parking wrongly
- people making too much noise at the wrong time
- people talking too loudly
- people throwing things away in a "non-approved" way
- people who for them look like personified trouble
- people looking like "not really belonging here"
- people not wearing "decent" clothing
their preferred targets are people of less than 20 years of age
followed by -- foreigners
followed by -- people from other Cantons

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I flushed the loo on Sunday night. And I hadn't even done a poo.
That's simply too much information for the viewers, don't you think....?
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Re: First time I've been shouted at [ Lawn Mowing ]

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There ARE people who sit at the window behind curtains and watch out for
Yes, they are everywhere and we have words for them, but those words are most probably not words that we would use in public.

Ironically though I find that quite a lot of these sort of people are just lonely and if the community would engage them, it would be much less of a problem. Of course there are those incurable arseholes, and they will continue to be incurable arseholes until they die.
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Re: First time I've been shouted at [ Lawn Mowing ]

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Apparently if it's 24 hours either side of Swiss National Day then the rules for quiet times don't apply.
There you are then QED the OP could mow his lawn.
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Re: First time I've been shouted at [ Lawn Mowing ]

Simply go to the website of your commune, e.g. I live in Gland and here's the regulationspls note that each commune may have different regulations, e.g. there is no restriction between noon to 2pm in Gland)
Article 20
Il est interdit de troubler la tranquillité et le repos des voisins par
l’usage d’instruments ou d’appareils bruyants. Aprčs 22h00 et
avant 7h00, l’emploi d’instruments de musique ou d’appareils
diffuseurs de sons est permis dans les habitations pour autant que
le bruit ne puisse ętre entendu ni des voisins ni de l’extérieur.
Tout travail bruyant, de nature ŕ troubler le repos des personnes,
est interdit entre 21h00 et 7h00, sauf autorisation spéciale de la
municipalité. Les cas urgents (travaux de la campagne ou exigés
pour le maintien ou le rétablissement de la sécurité publique) font
exception.
Article 21
Pendant les jours de repos public, tout bruit, tous travaux intérieurs
et extérieurs, incommodant autrui, sont interdits (emploi de la
tondeuse ŕ gazon, par ex.). Les cas urgents (tel que mentionnés
au dernier alinéa de l’article 20) font exception.
Les dispositions sur la police des spectacles et celles qui
réglementent les manifestations publiques sont réservées.
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Simply go to the website of your commune, e.g. I live in Gland and here's the regulationspls note that each commune may have different regulations, e.g. there is no restriction between noon to 2pm in Gland)
Article 20
Il est interdit de troubler la tranquillité et le repos des voisins par
l’usage d’instruments ou d’appareils bruyants. Aprčs 22h00 et
avant 7h00, l’emploi d’instruments de musique ou d’appareils
diffuseurs de sons est permis dans les habitations pour autant que
le bruit ne puisse ętre entendu ni des voisins ni de l’extérieur.
Tout travail bruyant, de nature ŕ troubler le repos des personnes,
est interdit entre 21h00 et 7h00, sauf autorisation spéciale de la
municipalité. Les cas urgents (travaux de la campagne ou exigés
pour le maintien ou le rétablissement de la sécurité publique) font
exception.
Article 21
Pendant les jours de repos public, tout bruit, tous travaux intérieurs
et extérieurs, incommodant autrui, sont interdits (emploi de la
tondeuse ŕ gazon, par ex.). Les cas urgents (tel que mentionnés
au dernier alinéa de l’article 20) font exception.
Les dispositions sur la police des spectacles et celles qui
réglementent les manifestations publiques sont réservées.
well put and perfectly sensible. So what.
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Old 02.08.2011, 23:43
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Re: First time I've been shouted at [ Lawn Mowing ]

I hadn't finished all my mowing on Saturday, and was busy on Sunday, so wanted to finish it on Monday (1st Aug). I was up late, with a late breakfast, and was ready to pull the chord at exactly 12.00 - but as it was Swiss National Day, I made the concession and didn't get going until 1.00. Finished in half an hour.

None of my neighbours are capable of shouting, anyway - and if they could, I can shout back louder - and they know it.

And .... the reason I mowed on this day, was just to finish it all to a uniform level, ready for the next time.

And .... Aug. 1st is a feiertag - but not a Sunday - a bit like a Brit. Bank Holiday Monday - anything goes in the name of fun.
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Re: First time I've been shouted at [ Lawn Mowing ]

To be honest, I give a the middle finger with a loud FU!! I don't tolerate yelling by the Swiss or anyone for that matter. If they call the police let them! In fact, they have called the police and they have been very respectful and did take my side!
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Re: First time I've been shouted at [ Lawn Mowing ]

11:30 to 14:00 ( most only go to 13:30) is Mittagspause. You don't call on people or disturb them with any noise. Many Swiss go home have lunch and nap, children nap. The same after 22:00 hours.
Actually on Sunday here in the US I was awoken at 8:30 by a lawn mower, then he took a break and went back to it at 11:30, then another one started and I wished that we had Swiss rules. Except then there are the church bells, and goat bells and sheep bells and cow bells
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1 Many Swiss go home have lunch and nap
Call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't happen in the cities or in any major company...so I'm a little suspicious about the 'many' modifier.
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Yes, they are everywhere and we have words for them, but those words are most probably not words that we would use in public.

Ironically though I find that quite a lot of these sort of people are just lonely and if the community would engage them, it would be much less of a problem. Of course there are those incurable arseholes, and they will continue to be incurable arseholes until they die.
Re: people who sit behind their curtains and make observations...

*head nod several times in agreement*
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Call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't happen in the cities or in any major company...so I'm a little suspicious about the 'many' modifier.

What, you mean you don't have cow bells and goat bells disturibing your mid-day nap?

I'm surprised.
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Call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't happen in the cities or in any major company...so I'm a little suspicious about the 'many' modifier.
Depends on how far from work you live. There sure is a lot of people around here that go home for lunch.

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And .... Aug. 1st is a feiertag - but not a Sunday - a bit like a Brit. Bank Holiday Monday - anything goes in the name of fun.
Nope - all Sunday rules apply to official holidays too. No mowing, no recycling etc etc.
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Re: First time I've been shouted at [ Lawn Mowing ]

I was woken up by alphorns on monday morning. I wasn't too impressed.
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