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Sellotape* on their receipts.
Oh God - please tell me I'm not alone in finding this disproportionately & mind bendingly irritating

To the extent that were I to become unhinged, it might well be the straw that breaks the back as it were, leading to an incident that may find me featured on national news media.
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Things Swiss People like...

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....discovering the Scottish/Irish branch in their family tree

See you all at Fehraltorf in August
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Old 31.03.2011, 13:55
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

Ok, so really this thread is now another one of those "weird things that Swiss people do that make me feel all superior" attempts... Started well though, good effort.
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Old 31.03.2011, 13:56
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....discovering the Scottish/Irish branch in their family tree

See you all at Fehraltorf in August
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I was just about to say... anything Scottish or Celtic.
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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?
In what language did they tell you that?
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Old 31.03.2011, 14:09
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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?
There are some people in your area, just search the name of the city. And welcome here, lovely pic!

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In what language did they tell you that?
Must have been the SVP language.
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I was just about to say... anything Scottish or Celtic.
Where the Celts
in the area of Switzerland before the moved on to were ever the moved.Hence my stubbornness
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I am disappointed ,nobody mentioned "Birchemuesli"[SIZE=2]
That's 'cos everybody likes Birchermuesli.
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That's 'cos everybody likes Birchermuesli.
Let's reframe it:

Eating breakfast cereals at any time of the day.
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Let's reframe it:

Eating breakfast cereals at any time of the day.
I thought that was just teenage boys.


I don't know many Swiss folk well but they seem to really like it when you're positive about Switzerland - I mean, disproportionately (or maybe it's just me that's not particularly bothered about my home country).

Also they really like foreigners who make an attempt, no matter how woeful, to speak the local language.

Moustaches - lovely luxuriant ones here, very impressive.

Properly discussing things so that everyone is able to have their say.
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Old 31.03.2011, 14:46
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The high count of mullets (sometimes a whole family of mullets) suggests that this is something that is dear to Swiss menfolk. Particularly if it's teamed with an earring.
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Don't forget the pooch!

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The high count of mullets (sometimes a whole family of mullets) suggests that this is something that is dear to Swiss menfolk. Particularly if it's teamed with an earring.
Think that must be Swiss German thing... I saw more mullets in England than I've ever seen here.
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flags outside their house
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I love Big Hair.
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

Ive just spent a few days on the road so here is what I have found they like:

Not checking the road when crossing at pedestrian crossings, they wouldnt last 5 minutes in Australia
Not indicating when changing lanes,although to be fair I must say they seem to be well aware of all the other traffic around them.
Absolute fury at anyone in the left lane not doing at least 20 over the limit
Putting up speed cameras in work zones with reduced speed limits although there is not a worker to be seen anywhere.
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Old 31.03.2011, 15:49
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Swiss people like telling you where you went wrong.
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Old 31.03.2011, 16:00
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Not indicating when changing lanes,although to be fair I must say they seem to be well aware of all the other traffic around them.
And yet they ticked the box for "jeglicher Fahrbahnwechsel muss angezeigt werden" (any changes of lane must be announced) in their theory test... Knowing the highway code off by heart is a bit annoying in town because you see people not giving a t0ss about it all the time. Like stopping on pedestrian crossings, drives me nuts as you practically have to slide over a bonnet to get to the other side...
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Old 31.03.2011, 16:15
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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.
hehehe yo thought you'd remain incognito; they recognize their best customers even if dressed in business suit.
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Not only separating their own purchase from the next customer's, but sorting their own stuff on the belt according to some (certainly highly relevant) criteria - and then explaining their system to the cashier in great detail. But they do so only when shopping in Germany - no doubt Swiss cashiers have seen it all and don't raise an eyebrow.
I do that too... like the heavy things come first in order to put them on the bottom of the paper bag
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