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Old 17.08.2011, 21:57
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This happened 30 years ago, but after reading some recent threads I can see it might happen again.

My girl friend is British, and by UK standards she is clean! About 30 years ago she was freshly married to a Swiss man and living in Solothurn.

They invited a Swiss married couple over for an evening meal, and on entering the apartment the female guest remarked that the apartment was just not clean enough! She then took her coat off, found the mop and bucket, and cleaned the floors. My girl friend just stood there with mouth open, she just could not believe this was happening!

The next day her husband tells his mother what happened and she replied "Oh the shame she has brought on our family...!"
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Old 17.08.2011, 22:02
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OMG, that must be admorgan's current landlady!!!
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Old 17.08.2011, 22:04
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Incredible - I was born and bred in CH- but this is beyond the beyond! I am proud to say our house is very much lived in, and so are those of my friends and neighbours.
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FUNNY . Man, if that has shamed their family, I have no idea what my family would be

I must say though.. I have been to dinner at homes that were kinda.. No actually REALLY dirty. It's really hard to feel comfortable when a place is nasty. Thing is, as a guest you respect your hosts home and how they live. We all have different hygiene standards. What some may find really clean, others might find and of course visa versa.
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Old 17.08.2011, 22:08
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We've had someone come round to our place here and the first thing they said was "Oh, aren't your windows are clean!"

(That was the one time they were really clean so I wonder what she thinks at other times).
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Old 17.08.2011, 22:11
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My girl friend is British, and by UK standards she is clean!
What do you mean by the above? are UK standards low?
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Aren't you the same poster who mentioned that his partner didn't rinse the dishes after washing them?
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Old 17.08.2011, 22:28
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That my dear, is obsessive compulsive disorder (from the guest)...the ex mother in law was just being a b1tch
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This happened 30 years ago, but after reading some recent threads I can see it might happen again.

My girl friend is British, and by UK standards she is clean! About 30 years ago she was freshly married to a Swiss man and living in Solothurn.

They invited a Swiss married couple over for an evening meal, and on entering the apartment the female guest remarked that the apartment was just not clean enough! She then took her coat off, found the mop and bucket, and cleaned the floors. My girl friend just stood there with mouth open, she just could not believe this was happening!

The next day her husband tells his mother what happened and she replied "Oh the shame she has brought on our family...!"

Is this woman still around? My floors need a good mop and my windows definitely need cleaned. I don't mind inviting her round for dinner
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Aren't you the same poster who mentioned that his partner didn't rinse the dishes after washing them?
Sorry no, the plate rinsing was not me.

UK clean is above French & slightly below German which is way below Swiss clean.

1. Biological research facility
2. Swiss operating theatre
3. Swiss kitchen
4. Swiss bathroom
5. Swiss restaurant
6. German home
7. Scandinavian home
8. UK home
9. Homes in rest of Europe
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Don't know why they were so shocked. If it was me, I would have invited that lady round three times a week. hahaha
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Old 17.08.2011, 22:46
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Lived in but still clean and tidy (which is more than can be said for my mum and dad's "lived in" home!).

There are more important things in life than a perfect-looking home. I would also be offended if someone did that to me, but after a couple of minutes, I'd probably shrug it off and enjoy someone else doing some cleaning for a change.
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Old 17.08.2011, 22:51
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One of my former colleagues (back in England) was married to a vicar.

He visited the house of one of the families with children in our school. He walked in, was offered a cup of tea and sat down on the sofa. When it squelched, he declined the offer of tea, stayed for as long as it took to perform his pastoral duties, and left.

When my house is in a state, I comfort myself with the thought that at least my sofa doesn't squelch.
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Sorry no, the plate rinsing was not me.

UK clean is above French & slightly below German which is way below Swiss clean.

1. Biological research facility
2. Swiss operating theatre
3. Swiss kitchen
4. Swiss bathroom
5. Swiss restaurant
6. German home
7. Scandinavian home
8. UK home
9. Homes in rest of Europe
Having worked in Swiss Bars and restaurants i would say in them at least in the cooking areas and food prep the hygiene is well below Uk standards
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Old 17.08.2011, 23:59
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Re: Rude guest

I will now have to amend my list of cleanliness after Gerard Depardieu peed in the airplane aisle!

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/blog/arti...-on-plane.html
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Re: Rude guest

This thread is so up to date for me... After 3 weeks of having moved in our new place, I am still cleaning the disgusting shit left by the previous family. I never saw an apartment that dirty!

Ok, I am OCD under control but believe me, this as nothing of OCD. I would never begin to clean someone's else home.

I did have to stand to pee or clean up the seat a couple of times in my life at someone's place, and I never went back.
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Old 18.08.2011, 07:48
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Having worked in Swiss Bars and restaurants i would say in them at least in the cooking areas and food prep the hygiene is well below Uk standards
Not that I've dined out that much, but when I have, there have been moments of...er...wondering just how dubious the food safety might be.

It's probably fair to say that restaurants here, as anywhere else in the world, have a fairly wide variance in hygiene....although I will say that this is the only place I've watched an un-gloved person handle food, wipe his nose with the back of his hand, touch money, touch food again, etc. Not that it doesn't happen elsewhere, I'm sure, but when it's inches away from your nose it provokes a sort of visceral reaction that invites doubt everywhere.
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Old 18.08.2011, 07:52
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Re: Rude guest

I was trying to think of something shocking that happened to me 30 years ago that would thrill the viewers, but I think I've let time move on since then.
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Old 18.08.2011, 07:54
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Yeah, this explains why the first time I ate out here I got some nasty intestinal bug because no one who works in food service here wears gloves. You think maybe they didn't wash their hands under the gamma ray source that all Swiss restaurants have?
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Re: Rude guest

there's a difference between "clean" and "sterile." Sterile is for hospitals. I'm not going to live in one of thsoe. Clean is for my grandma's house at Christmastime after she spent a week expecting our arrival.

My house is lived in. That means there's bread crumbs on the kitchen counter, furballs in the hallway (and probably under the bed), and a bit of dirt on the floors.

there's also a difference between OCD and normal. Someone who comes into your home and mops the floors I would say is not normal.
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