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Sticking black vinyl bird silhouettes onto windows and glass doors so they won't walk into them.
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Old 31.03.2011, 12:29
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

Pressing the "Door Close" button in an elevator as soon as they enter
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

For Fasnacht and Basel Tattoo anything that is related to Scotland.
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Old 31.03.2011, 12:40
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

Sellotape* on their receipts.



That might be Scotch Tape or Durex () to you foreigners. Or sticky back plastic to Blue Peter fans.
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Old 31.03.2011, 12:49
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Separating items on the store check-out treadmill thingie. It's a top priority every time.
Next time you put that separating thingy down, put it down length-ways or very skewed. The Swiss person behind you WILL straighten it.

It works every time.
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That might be Scotch Tape or Durex () to you foreigners. Or sticky back plastic to Blue Peter fans.
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Next time you put that separating thingy down, put it down length-ways or very skewed. The Swiss person behind you WILL straighten it.

It works every time.
SOMEONE has to be sensible...
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Pressing the "Door Close" button in an elevator as soon as they enter
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Old 31.03.2011, 12:55
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

Odd, I find the things listed could apply to a lot of other nationalities, not just the Swiss.
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UHT milk and cream.
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Next time you put that separating thingy down, put it down length-ways or very skewed. The Swiss person behind you WILL straighten it.

It works every time.
Or have one of your items spill over the side of the separator thingy into their zone. Utter chaos, man.
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Old 31.03.2011, 13:01
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

one thing at a time
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

-Insisting not to be Germans, while bringing stereotypes that other peoples have about the Germans to perfection.
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Next time you put that separating thingy down, put it down length-ways or very skewed. The Swiss person behind you WILL straighten it.

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Jeez, I do that and I'm not Swiss, just a fusspot.
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Sticking black vinyl bird silhouettes onto windows and glass doors so they won't walk into them.
Grumpy, could it be that you misconstrued the concept? Or am I missing a facet of your British humo(u)r? Of course, those silhouettes of birds of prey are there to prevent birds from breaking their necks by flying straight ahead and full speed into the panes. Birds do not understand that they cannot fly through (invisible) glass, but they instinctively steer clear of predatory birds.

Worked a treat at my place. We had about a dozen dead birds per year on our kitchen porch before I stuck those silhouettes on the panes. Since then, there has not been a single kamikaze case in 25 years, much to the chagrin of the cats.
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Old 31.03.2011, 14:15
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Grumpy, could it be that you misconstrued the concept? Or am I missing a facet of your British humo(u)r? Of course, those silhouettes of birds of prey are there to prevent birds from breaking their necks by flying straight ahead and full speed into the panes. Birds do not understand that they cannot fly through (invisible) glass, but they instinctively steer clear of predatory birds.

Worked a treat at my place. We had about a dozen dead birds per year on our kitchen porch before I stuck those silhouettes on the panes. Since then, there has not been a single kamikaze case in 25 years, much to the chagrin of the cats.
Part of the work I did in the UK was supplying "frosted" film decals, stripes, dots, logos etc, to apply to glass doors and windows. It is actually a Health & Safety requirement there for glass areas larger than a certain size. I just presumed this was the Swiss version (although I have seen them in Germany too).

makes sense to me now though!
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

Specially in the protestant Neuchatel - preferences are on ignoring foreigners, and being proud saying " Nooo, we don't speak English" as well as " ..never heard of German".

P.s. Does someone here live somewhere in the region around?
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Specially in the protestant Neuchatel - preferences are on ignoring foreigners, and being proud saying " Nooo, we don't speak English" as well as " ..never heard of German".

P.s. Does someone here live somewhere in the region around?
Welcome to the forum.

Quite a few EFers live in your area and I have a feeling that quite a few fella's here will be planning on moving there soon too
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Old 31.03.2011, 14:38
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I am disappointed ,nobody mentioned "Birchemuesli" I have my grand kits over for the weekend and that what I gone feed them for breakfast ,without aromat of course
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

In restaurants, (almost) everyone orders just for oneself. Ok that's one thing, because the menus are of course different than greek/japanese where more sharing is involved afaik. But when it comes to paying they make the waiter stand at the table, break down the bill to every item, while not even remembering what they were eating 5 min ago, counting to the Rappen what their share of the bill is...grrrr

ups, wrong place for a mini rant...soo they like things to be neatly separated
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