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What is it about the Swiss that they insist on talking with a mouthful of food? I find it unbelievable when people have a converstaion with eachother on a train whilst ramming as much of a sandwich in their mouth as they possibly can. I get the impression they're not taught these basic manners as children and therefore grow up with the bad manners and then pass them onto their own children ..... and on it goes.
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Old 01.06.2011, 20:49
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Oops, sorry. That'll be me then. Skipped breakfast and that sandwich didn't touch the sides. Yum!
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Old 01.06.2011, 20:53
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What is it about the Swiss that they insist on talking with a mouthful of food?
Those are just the cows, the ones watching everything you do and reporting you to the police are the Swiss.

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Old 01.06.2011, 21:06
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I get the impression they're not taught these basic manners as children and therefore grow up with the bad manners and then pass them onto their own children ..... and on it goes.

We try to do what other countries do....

but the british

are you a brit ?
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Old 01.06.2011, 21:10
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Did you ask if they were Swiss? Do ONLY Swiss people do this in your opinion?
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Old 01.06.2011, 21:16
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Did you ask if they were Swiss? Do ONLY Swiss people do this in your opinion?
No. Actually the most annoying eater at my office is an American. Can't even be in lunch room when he's around.
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Old 01.06.2011, 21:30
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What is it about the Swiss that they insist on talking with a mouthful of food? I find it unbelievable when people have a converstaion with eachother on a train whilst ramming as much of a sandwich in their mouth as they possibly can. I get the impression they're not taught these basic manners as children and therefore grow up with the bad manners and then pass them onto their own children ..... and on it goes.
"" Don't talk while eating ! Don't eat while talking ! "" is the old command here, and is basic manners taught everywhere in this country. THIS of course cannot mean that there are not heaps of people who passed parental education in the express-train and forget all manners at times (or always).

However, to say that "THE Swiss insist on talking with a mouthful of food" is definitely nonsense
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Old 01.06.2011, 21:34
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Nothing typical swiss about this, I saw that from everywhere!

Bad manners don't have a citizenship, it is International, genderless and have no age.
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No. Actually the most annoying eater at my office is an American. Can't even be in lunch room when he's around.
While I can imagine this, I have to say that I on visits to the USA quite often heard American parents telling their children "do not eat while talking, do not talk while eating". In fact heard this advice given by parents to children also in Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, North Africa, Middle East and Turkey. So that most parents in the world are quite united in this. And in fact, a clear majority of people respect this rule. The unruly minority of course is irritating everywhere.
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Did you ask if they were Swiss? Do ONLY Swiss people do this in your opinion?
Were they starting to eat lunch between 11.30 and 11.55? Chances are they were Swiss
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Old 01.06.2011, 22:20
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Were they starting to eat lunch between 11.30 and 11.55? Chances are they were Swiss
I've gotten in trouble (not directly mind you, just through peurile comments that filter back to me, some through my boss) with our waspish Swiss HR drone for starting my lunch at....11:48....two minutes before the 'allowed' time. It was a far more relaxed place to work before she showed up and just as highly productive.
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I've gotten in trouble (not directly mind you, just through peurile comments that filter back to me, some through my boss) with our waspish Swiss HR drone for starting my lunch at....11:48....two minutes before the 'allowed' time. It was a far more relaxed place to work before she showed up and just as highly productive.
I always found people starting lunch at between 11.15 and 12.15 disturbing. To me, lunchtime is between 12.25 and 14.00 .
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I always found people starting lunch at between 11.15 and 12.15 disturbing. To me, lunchtime is between 12.25 and 14.00 .
When you eat around 6:30am and get to work arou 7:15, waiting for 12 is a bit tough.
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My mum is very definitely not Swiss by upbringing and she talks with her mouth full too, drives me nuts. Hey, maybe it's not a nationality thing? *shocker*
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When you eat around 6:30am and get to work arou 7:15, waiting for 12 is a bit tough.
And no nice croissant with some good coffee in between
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