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Old 30.03.2011, 11:40
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

Never saying sorry
Eating salad at every meal
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Old 30.03.2011, 11:47
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Visting brothels, often during their lunch hour.
They do have strange opening hours here.

I noticed one advertised its opening hours on a big board & it closed just after midnight. I supposed this is because the ladies have to get up early in the morning to make their mans breakfast?
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Well, if you put it like that......


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Are we talking flip-flops or cheeky knickers here?
Both are equally undesirable touching your cheese, no? (Am guessing that cheeky knickers are those that expose your cheeks.)

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Especially those of a chick who buys her underwear at the grocery store!

But seriously, people aren't as manic about it in the UK and the US. Here I get the stink eye if I forgot to do it and the person behind me has to pick up the little plastic separators and put it down themselves. And don't get me started when there are too many people and not enough separators. The Swiss are having heart attacks.
We'll have you know, sir, that some supermarkets here sell underwear of very high quality.

But, really, the one time I witnessed both customers having forgotten to deploy a separator, the cashier promptly mixed up the items and there was a bit of inconvenience and tut-tutting cancelling stuff and re-totalling - all holding up the line.
Also, if the chap in front of me forgot, it's back breaking (not to mention being forced to brush past his hairy arm and all the Schabziger) having to lean forward to take the nearest separator available. So it's just being courteous to provide one for the little ol' lady behind you.
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But, really, the one time I witnessed both customers having forgotten to deploy a separator, the cashier promptly mixed up the items and there was a bit of inconvenience and tut-tutting cancelling stuff and re-totalling - all holding up the line.
Also, if the chap in front of me forgot, it's back breaking (not to mention being forced to brush past his hairy arm and all the Schabziger) having to lean forward to take the nearest separator available. So it's just being courteous to provide one for the little ol' lady behind you.
Well, yeah, you gotta be reasonable. I just find the Swiss are manic about it. Do you know what I'd compare it to? Riding on an escalator when you're a kid. It always seems so stressful and there seems to be so little time to jump off. When you grow up you just step off without thinking about it. The Swiss remain that way at the grocery store. The items are a full minute away from being checked out and it's "ohmagodohmagodwheretheseparatorwhatshallidoo! "
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Old 30.03.2011, 12:37
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Visting brothels, often during their lunch hour.
I was wondering about that one: I once had a business meeting in Kreis four. Walking in the area with in my best suit attracted dealers and hookers like flies... I wondered why the ladies actually work on the street at 12.00 am as I could not imagine that there is a lot of demand at that time of the day. But I guess they know what they are doing, so probably are more men going there over lunch than I imagined.
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Old 30.03.2011, 13:19
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You wouldn't want some chick's new thongs strangling your cheese, right?
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Are we talking flip-flops or cheeky knickers here?
....Can we stop talking about underwear and cheese



I thought of another one:

Stopping for the RED man at traffic lights........ whenever, wherever
(this law seems to be scripture in the bible - the 11th commandment)
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Old 30.03.2011, 13:35
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Old 30.03.2011, 13:44
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

Talking about the same crap over and over again ,in every thread about Switzerland Ah wait a minute those are not the swiss people
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

1- smoking ........ , It is disturbing.
2- Rivella, yeark
3- complaining about the French (French complain about the Swiss)

For the rest, some remarks are odd, some are excellent. Liked it...

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Old 30.03.2011, 14:45
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Stopping for the RED man at traffic lights........ whenever, wherever
I've actually seen the cops controlling and fining jaywalkers in Fribourg.
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Stopping for the RED man at traffic lights........ whenever, wherever
(this law seems to be scripture in the bible - the 11th commandment)
It's weird how the pedestrian is so diligent about stopping for the red man yet the average driver or cyclist has a wanton disregard for their red lights.
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Old 30.03.2011, 14:52
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It's weird how the pedestrian is so diligent about stopping for the red man yet the average driver or cyclist has a wanton disregard for their red lights.
And pedestrians in general. Maybe the 2 are linked; all pedestrians know what Swiss drivers are like and are therefore extra diligent.
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Old 30.03.2011, 14:55
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Never saying sorry
Eating salad at every meal

This depends on the use of Sorry. I've heard teenagers use it as every 3rd word in swiss german. That and Haallo.

They are the Swiss version of Valleygirls 'Like whatever'.
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Old 30.03.2011, 15:13
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Would you like a receipt? Whether you're buying a yoghurt from Migros or a new laptop, they always ask. You can't actually return anything here, but it's like a ritual that I'm sure they find comforting.
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Would you like a receipt? Whether you're buying a yoghurt from Migros or a new laptop, they always ask. You can't actually return anything here, but it's like a ritual that I'm sure they find comforting.
The subtext is "You look and sound foreign - take this receipt so we know you've not pilfered it."
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Old 30.03.2011, 15:20
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Would you like a receipt? Whether you're buying a yoghurt from Migros or a new laptop, they always ask. You can't actually return anything here, but it's like a ritual that I'm sure they find comforting.
I returned stuff all the time. It's a good a idea to keep the receipt!
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Old 30.03.2011, 15:20
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I wondered why the ladies actually work on the street at 12.00 am as I could not imagine that there is a lot of demand at that time of the day.
Umm, 12AM is MIDNIGHT!

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Aromat, on everything
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Old 30.03.2011, 15:54
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Thread Title: "Things Swiss People Like" .Convert into" What I Hate about Switzerland" I am surprised NO
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Would you like a receipt? Whether you're buying a yoghurt from Migros or a new laptop, they always ask. You can't actually return anything here, but it's like a ritual that I'm sure they find comforting.
"Do you have a Coop card"?
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