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Old 06.11.2012, 10:10
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Mr Binoculars...

I recently moved and about a few weeks after (the move) I happened to look across at the unit block opposite and saw an elderly Swiss man reach for his binoculars. I saw this one comming...

You see he does the gardening wearing classy slacks and a business shirt. All very civilised...a little toooo civilised. I grew up on the Sydney beaches you see. I am uncivilised, hehe. But I spent all my school years at English private schools so I know how to behave. The national anthem change was a difficult one for me to take, but I eventualy got over it...

So back to the binoculars. Bear in mind that the old fella was only about twenty meters away from me when he made a grab for the 'spy glass'.

So what do I do? Smiled and gave him a wave. He was caught red handed. He calmly (brilliant to witness!) turned around and placed his binoculars in their rightful spot. It was quite clear to me that he felt completely justified with his actions.

Has anyone had similar incidents happen to them?

I don't see this as a complaint but rather an interesting observation of how some of the elderly Swiss operate.
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Old 06.11.2012, 10:14
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Indeed. And next time you go near my dahlias, I'll still be watching you.
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Indeed. And next time you go near my dahlias, I'll still be watching you.



My wife always wanted a pair of these. What ever for?



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Old 06.11.2012, 10:29
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Re: Mr Binoculars...

Are you a murderer?

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Indeed. And next time you go near my dahlias, I'll still be watching you.
There was a young man from Australia
Who pointed his arse like a Dahlia
The colour was fine
Likewise the design
But the aroma...
Phwoa, that was a failure!


But on a slightly more serious note, I was told by a neighbour that the one thing all the farmers on our mountain have in common is that they all have telescopes. Not for star gazing but for keeping an eye on what their neighbours are doing on their farms. So I would say he probably thought he was behaving quite normally
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Re: Mr Binoculars...

You need to get one of these for your hedge/garden to play the same game.



and yes I have seen them for sale in the swiss garden catalogs
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Re: Mr Binoculars...

Last time my peeping Tom noticed I was watching him back through my sniper he froze for a moment, then extended his arm out of the balcony and let go of the binoculars. Have not seen him look my way since.

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Re: Mr Binoculars...

Our neighbour once came over to our door under some pretext, and then mentioned: "Ah, you've put in new curtains, and this big aquarium, so THAT's why I can't see all the way to the back wall any more!"
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Our neighbour once came over to our door under some pretext, and then mentioned: "Ah, you've put in new curtains, and this big aquarium, so THAT's why I can't see all the way to the back wall any more!"
I'd have been really worried, if he asked you, if you had any photos of your wife naked - to be followed up by his next question .......

"..... do you want to buy some?"
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But on a slightly more serious note, I was told by a neighbour that the one thing all the farmers on our mountain have in common is that they all have telescopes. Not for star gazing but for keeping an eye on what their neighbours are doing on their farms. So I would say he probably thought he was behaving quite normally
When I first moved here, I was pleasantly surprised to see how many of our neighbors were into astronomy - surely OH would find some like-minded pals with whom he could spend endless hours discussing the night sky.

It took a while before the penny dropped and I realized what those telescopes mounted on balconies really were for.


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Our neighbour once came over to our door under some pretext, and then mentioned: "Ah, you've put in new curtains, and this big aquarium, so THAT's why I can't see all the way to the back wall any more!"
Another time, an neighbor asked if she could borrow one of my books. I said I'd have to check to see if I had that title, couldn't remember...

'It's in your middle bookcase, on the middle shelf' says she.

Considering she had never been inside my house...
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