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Impressed by Swiss people's courtesy

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I am highly impressed by Swiss people's courtesy no matter of what age they are. Some of the things I noticed :

- Leaving the seat in tram/bus for others to sit.
- Stopping at the yellow line to allow pedestrians to go first.
- Always smile back to me
- Say thanks for every small thing.
- Most of the times ready to help.

The list is endless
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Old 28.04.2011, 22:52
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- Leaving the seat in tram/bus for others to sit.
I just love irony
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Old 28.04.2011, 23:10
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Re: Impressed by Swiss people's courtesy

It means you are doing the hings right. The only times I have seen swiss people going with full power against other people is because they are doing somehing wrong, they protect with their life discipline and rules (even little things). Thats how they have a country so safe and clean.
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Hello,

I am highly impressed by Swiss people's courtesy no matter of what age they are. Some of the things I noticed :

- Leaving the seat in tram/bus for others to sit.
- Stopping at the yellow line to allow pedestrians to go first.
- Always smile back to me
- Say thanks for every small thing.
- Most of the times ready to help.

The list is endless
just wait, collect more data (also review the phases of culture shock in wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_shock )
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Re: Impressed by Swiss people's courtesy

Try travelling at around 7am in Zurich..
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Try travelling at around 7am in Zurich..
Try that in Montreal,Toronto or anywhere ells on this globe
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Hello,
- Leaving the seat in tram/bus for others to sit.
- Stopping at the yellow line to allow pedestrians to go first.
- Always smile back to me
- Say thanks for every small thing.
- Most of the times ready to help.
I know one of those is required by law, the others usually come when you behave correctly and smile back

Enjoy your stay!
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courtesy is something that seems to be forgotten by the young people, at least in Geneva.

And that's something sad I think.


Now I've heard some speaking English, so.....
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Old 29.04.2011, 10:03
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Now I've heard some speaking English, so.....
...at least them there foreigners are getting something right...
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courtesy is something that seems to be forgotten by the young people, at least in Geneva.
And that's something sad I think.
Now I've heard some speaking English, so.....
wrong thread Bertrand
You know you're getting old when...
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courtesy is something that seems to be forgotten by the young people, at least in Geneva.

And that's something sad I think.


Now I've heard some speaking English, so.....
"young people" ? really ? why then did an experienced "old lady" in 1937 in Geneva tell my mother that SVP (NOT Schweiz. VolksPartei) means "Si Vous Pouvez" ?


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...at least them there foreigners are getting something right...
some Genevans already started speaking English in the 1930ies ! so what about more of them doing so now

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