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Old 01.06.2011, 08:27
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with my white linen shirt it was clear that soon I was going to be an entry in some obscure Red Neck Wet T-shirt competition.
ROFL what a visual.

With the heat a lot of locals have been wearing white, short-sleeved, very thin dress shirts to the office. ...and of course I've been thinking of making a post: "Do I really need to see your nipples through your shirt?"
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Old 01.06.2011, 08:30
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ROFL what a visual.

With the heat a lot of locals have been wearing white, short-sleeved, very thin dress shirts to the office. ...and of course I've been thinking of making a post: "Do I really need to see your nipples through your shirt?"

It depends on if she's wearing a bra I guess.

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Old 01.06.2011, 09:02
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Pah. In Basel, the tram driver would have driven over to pick you up.

Low standards you Zurich EFers.
In Basel, everything is possible
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Old 02.06.2011, 06:27
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Please help me, really, what should I do now?
Perhaps the entire scene, with the soaked white linen shirt, rippling chest, and wild red neck eyes with complete disregard for road rules AND charging onto the tram driver was the most homo-erotic thing that ever happened to the driver.

So you can just write this off as the tram driver being gay.. or you turned him gay. (yes, good chance tram driver was not a man)

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Old 02.06.2011, 08:23
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Perhaps the entire scene, with the soaked white linen shirt, rippling chest, and wild red neck eyes with complete disregard for road rules AND charging onto the tram driver was the most homo-erotic thing that ever happened to the driver.

So you can just write this off as the tram driver being gay.. or you turned him gay. (yes, good chance tram driver was not a man)

CK
Not sure how I should take that CK. But it seems that you did quite enjoy writing that. Do you want to tell us something?
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I have it on good authority that CCTV from the tram and the stop have been analysed and the synthetic shirt-wearing offender has been sacked for causing a 13-second delay to his tram and thus 14211 seconds delay in total to the whole tram system in Zurich.

You can see his complaint on www.tramdriverforum.ch as we speak
Trivia: Though the Zurich tram network's schedule is posted publicly to 1 minute resolution, it's actually scheduled down to 30 seconds. Also, the schedule is designed from Stauffacher outwards, because that's the stop where the most lines travel on just one set of track. (Similar to how the S-Bahn network is scheduled from Stadelhofen.)
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Please help me, really, what should I do now?
There is only one thing to do....send cheese with a thank you note.

I know someone who wrote a letter of praise to the local bus authority commenting on how polite the bus drivers in her village were, how patient they were with passengers who might take a bit longer to get on the bus and how friendly they were. Well apparently the letter was posted on the wall at the bus depot and the author gets first class treatment.

Too many people are quick to complain but reluctant to offer praise.
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Old 02.06.2011, 14:57
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Re: A bit peeved. Strange behaviour from a Zurich tram driver.

Mrs. Doolittle, what a marvelous idea.. go on Grumpy, deliver the local tram 'house', where the drivers congregate, and drop them some cheese.

As for my enjoying writing that comment above, yes I did enjoy writing it. Perhaps I should write some trash romance novels, I hear there is ok money in it.

Hmmm Cheese. It is what the second mouse gets.

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Re: A bit peeved. Strange behaviour from a Zurich tram driver.

I'm affraid that this sort of behaviour seems to be catching as the same thing happened to me on the 15 tram yesterday just as I was preparing to write about waiting in the rain for 15 mins for a 33 bus!!
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Re: A bit peeved. Strange behaviour from a Zurich tram driver.

I had a similar experience in the freezing cold late at night. I guess the Swiss do understand extremes of weather and dying to get home late at night. During the day when trams tend to run every five minutes, the drivers tend to become alot more ruthless. Having said that, I did have a bad experience recently with a bus driver who drove the bus off as we were getting off the train (which was three minutes late) in pouring rain. Had to wait 20 minutes for the next. Baah.
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Trivia: Though the Zurich tram network's schedule is posted publicly to 1 minute resolution, it's actually scheduled down to 30 seconds. Also, the schedule is designed from Stauffacher outwards, because that's the stop where the most lines travel on just one set of track. (Similar to how the S-Bahn network is scheduled from Stadelhofen.)
The S-Bahn network schedule AND the tram-network and the trains-network are scheduled out of Zürich-HB / Zch-Bahnhofplatz / Zch-Bahnhofstrasse

You give a bit too much credit to the founder of Switzerland, good old Mr Stauffacher
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As for my enjoying writing that comment above, yes I did enjoy writing it. Perhaps I should write some trash romance novels, I hear there is ok money in it.
I wouldn't bother. My romance novel on the subject of a handsome cheese merchant didn't sell very well at all, and I'm stuck with hundreds of copies in the attic which I can't even sell as firestarters because of the strict pollution laws in Glarnerland.

Here's an extract, if you're still interested in having a crack at it yourself:

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Nicholas Marmaduke Evans emerged manfully from the limpid depths of Lake Walen, his sodden shirt clinging to his muscular torso, his hair tousled, yet still somehow immaculate, a seductive twinkle in his sapphire-blue eyes. Farmer Maier gazed at him with an expression approaching adoration as Nicholas (or Perky Pear, as his friends knew him) carried the newborn calf out of the cold, cruel waters. It wasn't the first time Nicholas had risked his life to save the life of an innocent - he had something of a reputation amongst the farmers of his village as a dashing daredevil, a lifesaver and a rescuer of the lost and drowning - yet each time he did so, it was like watching a miracle for the first time. Farmer Maier choked back the tears and threw himself to his knees in gratitude. "What can I do for you, Mr Evans?" he begged. "I'll do anything for you, now you've saved my calf!"

Nicholas Marmaduke Evans just smiled at the stricken farmer with kindness. "Stand up, lad. You don't need to do owt for me. It's been a hot day, and I quite fancied a dip in t' lake."

Nicholas Marmaduke Evans' warm northern tones were guaranteed to bring a smile to the lips of anyone who heard them, not least a farmer who'd just seen his prize calf rescued from the murky, treacherous waters of Lake Walen.

"I can at least offer you the company of my eldest daughter for the evening, Mr Evans? She's lovely, she is: lips as red as the cherries in my orchard, eyes brown as the slurry in my pit, breasts as pert as..."

"Nay, lad," interrupted Nicholas Marmaduke Evans, tossing his luscious locks with abandon. "Ye don't need t' do that. I've a reet lovely wife of me own back 'ome. But would you like to buy some Shropshire Blue? I've got a new delivery coming in tomorrow morning, and...

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Old 03.06.2011, 00:27
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Re: A bit peeved. Strange behaviour from a Zurich tram driver.

I have it on the good authority that the tram driver is a member of the EF and he likes cheese as well. He told me that he read a section here and we should all rejoice.
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