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yes, I can't get swiss girlfriend here (...)
Why would you want one? Given you think all Swiss are superficial, nationalistic, discriminatory, narrow-minded, snobby as hell, infected with village mentality virus, weird, cold and like zombies, I pretty much fail to see why you would want a Swiss girlfriend at all.

Oh and btw, you reap what you sow.
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Why would you want one? Given you think all Swiss are superficial, nationalistic, discriminatory, narrow-minded, snobby as hell, infected with village mentality virus, weird, cold and like zombies, I pretty much fail to see why you would want a Swiss girlfriend at all.

Oh and btw, you reap what you sow.
+1.

..or Swiss friends.
Anyway, it shouldn't be surprising if people prefer to stay away from someone who has an overall bad opinion of their country because these things cannot be hidden for too long. At one point or another they'll just pop up into discussions.
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my impression about them so far:
-they're superficial as f#ck, meaning that they'll treat you completely based on your looks - if you're unattractive or are a black, indian, asian or have "eastern Europe"/russian look, have any kind deviation of swiss look etc. and particularly if you're are a male having a combination of mentioned, then you're likely to be in troubles. This translates to disapproving staring, rudeness, eyerolling to the heaven, being skipped when waiting in a line or waiting at a table for order, being ignored when asking people for instructions.... I can hear them commenting other people's appearance all the time (yes, I'm talking about guys)
- they're nationalistic and discriminatory, meaning that when tell them where you come from, they'll respond like they just got an urge to have a big dump after being constipated for a year or like someone had just pushed them a big metal rod deep in their a##es
- they're extremely narrow minded
- they're snobby as hell (swiss uber alles, schweice qualitet, they see germans as lower class farmer people...)
- they infected with village mentality virus
- they're weird
- they're cold
- they're like zombies
I'm a Black Russian, in the sack, my wife's Swiss and hot, no problems for me You have a massive pommefrit on your shoulder, then again you don't like your home country either, life's a bitch sometimes, learn to live a little
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Old 12.07.2016, 15:06
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- they're snobby as hell (swiss uber alles, schweice qualitet, they see germans as lower class farmer people...)
- they infected with village mentality virus
- they're weird
- they're cold
- they're like zombies

I am swiss .I want to be your friend
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Old 12.07.2016, 15:16
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Re: Are the Swiss really hard to crack like coconuts?

Where in Switzerland can I get hard to crack coconuts? I'm trying to make this recipe:


http://www.saveur.com/chinese-coconu...-yi-bua-recipe
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Re: Are the Swiss really hard to crack like coconuts?

These sort of threads really get my "Swiss" blood boiling.

I may not be Swiss, but people complaining about Switzerland after living here for a few days or months. Should just go back to where they came from.

Basta - go, and i hope the door leaves a big imprint of the Swiss flag on your bum on your way out.

Pathetic people, who think they are so F-ing high and mighty...!!

Go home. Back to the perfect life that you left. And in Bikenochuckles case - i hope you find sense of humour on the way.
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Where in Switzerland can I get hard to crack coconuts? I'm trying to make this recipe:


http://www.saveur.com/chinese-coconu...-yi-bua-recipe
Apparently they're everywhere... brown sugar on the other hand...
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Old 12.07.2016, 16:15
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my impression about them so far:
-they're superficial as f#ck, meaning that they'll treat you completely based on your looks - if you're unattractive or are a black, indian, asian or have "eastern Europe"/russian look, have any kind deviation of swiss look etc. and particularly if you're are a male having a combination of mentioned, then you're likely to be in troubles. This translates to disapproving staring, rudeness, eyerolling to the heaven, being skipped when waiting in a line or waiting at a table for order, being ignored when asking people for instructions.... I can hear them commenting other people's appearance all the time (yes, I'm talking about guys)
- they're nationalistic and discriminatory, meaning that when tell them where you come from, they'll respond like they just got an urge to have a big dump after being constipated for a year or like someone had just pushed them a big metal rod deep in their a##es
- they're extremely narrow minded
- they're snobby as hell (swiss uber alles, schweice qualitet, they see germans as lower class farmer people...)
- they infected with village mentality virus
- they're weird
- they're cold
- they're like zombies
This isn't a Swiss thing, this is a PEOPLE thing and ignorant people are rife all over the world but usually you get back what you give out. This may be what you think but it doesn't make it true. I am half Swiss and half Jamaican and speak with a London accent so people can only see my 'Jamaicaness' and hear my 'Britishness' first because they can't see my Swiss side - a true coconut!

The things you mention happen to most people no matter where they come from at some point in their lives wherever they may be, it's not happened to me in Switzerland and not saying it won't ever but being ignored or skipped over in queues etc has happened to me in London and I grew up here but you pipe up nicely with a smile (even if you want to rip someone's head off!), be polite and remedy the situation, people won't react badly to you if you are not hostile (usually) but you don't have to accept it and then stew on it just making yourself angry all the time because this will become a vicious circle and it will follow you everywhere no matter where you go. This applies to everyone - even the people you perceive doing it to you, you are doing it as well. If you are aware of it, you can change it.

People stare, pass comment and make judgements EVERYWHERE, it's not unique to Switzerland or you - you're not that special.
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Old 12.07.2016, 17:23
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Re: Are the Swiss really hard to crack like coconuts?

My ex used to complain about the Swiss all the time. The dialect, how they were two-faced, the way they did things, which didn't make sense to her. Even when she would meet them in social occasions and seemed to get on well, she would soon turn to her favourite subject and complain about Switzerland to them. She didn't even seem to realise that she was doing this.

My attitude is that there are things worthy of criticism in Switzerland and plenty worthy of praise. Offer to help out someone and they'll return they'll offer in the future. And before long you find yourself friendships that are anything but superficial.

In six years here, she managed to eventually make one Swiss friend. In half that time I was being invited to Swiss BBQs, Polterabigs and weddings and developed a good network of friends that I still have.

So, in conclusion, people should probably consider that perhaps they're the one's who are hard to crack, not the Swiss. And no one, Swiss or otherwise, wants to be friends with anyone with that kind of baggage.
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My ex used to complain about the Swiss all the time. The dialect, how they were two-faced, the way they did things, which didn't make sense to her. Even when she would meet them in social occasions and seemed to get on well, she would soon turn to her favourite subject and complain about Switzerland to them. She didn't even seem to realise that she was doing this.
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Exactly, I know other people who're doing this too.
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So, in conclusion, people should probably consider that perhaps they're the one's who are hard to crack, not the Swiss. And no one, Swiss or otherwise, wants to be friends with anyone with that kind of baggage.
That, or the fact that many have some expectations about the way a relation is supposed to grow. People expect to have the same kind of friendships they used to have "back home" right from the start, completely ignoring how long it took to have that kind of closeness even there.
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actually a bicycle made of 3.


A tricycle?
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Old 14.07.2016, 00:24
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my impression about them so far:
-they're superficial as f#ck, meaning that they'll treat you completely based on your looks - if you're unattractive or are a black, indian, asian or have "eastern Europe"/russian look, have any kind deviation of swiss look etc. and particularly if you're are a male having a combination of mentioned, then you're likely to be in troubles. This translates to disapproving staring, rudeness, eyerolling to the heaven, being skipped when waiting in a line or waiting at a table for order, being ignored when asking people for instructions.... I can hear them commenting other people's appearance all the time (yes, I'm talking about guys)
- they're nationalistic and discriminatory, meaning that when tell them where you come from, they'll respond like they just got an urge to have a big dump after being constipated for a year or like someone had just pushed them a big metal rod deep in their a##es
- they're extremely narrow minded
- they're snobby as hell (swiss uber alles, schweice qualitet, they see germans as lower class farmer people...)
- they infected with village mentality virus
- they're weird
- they're cold
- they're like zombies
I really don't understand why you don't find a Swiss girlfriend. I've always dreamt of a guy who'd think all these things about me, even before he met me
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Re: Are the Swiss really hard to crack like coconuts?

Well when I moved into my apartment around 20 years ago the Swiss woman living above me had her bra stolen from the washing room. She blamed me for it-guess I was the first foreigner she could find.That was a good introduction to Swiss freindliness.
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they see germans as lower class farmer people...
Umm, they ARE, as are southern Italians in the eyes of northern Italians.

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Re: Are the Swiss really hard to crack like coconuts?

No ways...as someone who cracked enough coconuts, i can tell you they are a breeze...swiss are more like solid concrete wrapped in external diamond shell with an inner layer made of adamantium...swiss germans that is...

as someone who lived in zurich for over a year, i can honestly say i have just 2 friends in zurich...while in geneve (which i visit once a month) i have over 20...

a simple comparison is this:
i message 20 people in zurich (co-workers etc) and ask them to meet me for coffee...2 reply back with exact dates they are available.
i message 20 people in geneva and 10 will get back to me immediately for either after work drinks or lunch hour coffee, while 8 more will reply that they are busy today and we should reschedule for tomorrow...

maybe its just me...
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Yes, just you


Who invites 20 people for coffee at once? Did you book a venue, a football stadium or what...?
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a simple comparison is this:
i message 20 people in zurich (co-workers etc) and ask them to meet me for coffee...2 reply back with exact dates they are available.
i message 20 people in geneva and 10 will get back to me immediately for either after work drinks or lunch hour coffee, while 8 more will reply that they are busy today and we should reschedule for tomorrow...

maybe its just me...
Could this be somehow related to where you were planning to have said coffee?

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Re: Are the Swiss really hard to crack like coconuts?

Certainly we are, that is why I always take a hammer and chisel with me when meeting Expats and other assorted strangers, so that they can crack me up
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Re: Are the Swiss really hard to crack like coconuts?

A lot of Swiss people I know don't like loud shouty American type people. Which I would have thought was a good characteristic to have

Although it can be handy to have Swiss friends when living in Switzerland it is actually a requirement (unless you're going for the passport). As long as you can see you have at least 5 friends from the following groups you can preach about intolerance of others. (Note: the rules state they have to be individuals - so your black wheelchair bound muslim lesbian friend counts as 1 and not 4)

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As long as you can see you have at least 5 friends from the following groups you can preach about intolerance of others.
Given white isn't on the list, you actually are preaching intolerance of some others. But that's good intolerance, right?
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