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Good lord, theres a lot of vindictive petty people on here.

Aussiswiss asked a reasonable question. Its not that different to the many many 'why do the swiss...' threads on EF already. Im not his biggest fan but people do seem to be jumping on his/her back about the tiniest of things. Let it go, people. life's too short to start foaming at the mouth because of a post on a website.
I agree. Us Aussies have it all figured out...



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Re: Why don't the Swiss own microwaves?

Reading this thread, I have images of a hyper-active and enthusiastic young [Aussie] Jack Russell jumping up and down, getting into everything and wanting to play but the old world-weary [expats in Switzerland] cat moves nary a whisker apart from bitchslapping the dog to 'shut up'.

Funny old world.
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Old 05.12.2012, 10:52
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Re: Why don't the Swiss own microwaves?

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Old 05.12.2012, 10:55
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You are a bit harsh aren't you? He is a bit special (Swiss+Australian = double burden), probably spent to much time close to a microwave and therefore must have lost a good deal of his brain cells.
I was being nice actually
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Old 05.12.2012, 11:07
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From experience it is impractical to have anything other than the smallest microwave. My first apartment had a microwave but no oven. (small place) I gradually changed apartments until my current one where I have both. (the microwave still takes up too much space for my opinion. I also never run it at 100% power because it blows out the power in the kitchen. When the oven or dishwasher is running then I dont use it at all.
I have a large microwave/convection/broiler that I keep on top of the second fridge, mostly use the convection oven and/or grill mode, rarely the microwave feature except when I need to defrost something quickly, though I do use it for certain fresh vegetables, especially for corn on the cob.

On the other hand, my wife, a native Swiss, has never owned one, nor does she know how to use ours.

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Old 05.12.2012, 11:15
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Good lord, theres a lot of vindictive petty people on here.

Aussiswiss asked a reasonable question. Its not that different to the many many 'why do the swiss...' threads on EF already. Im not his biggest fan but people do seem to be jumping on his/her back about the tiniest of things. Let it go, people. life's too short to start foaming at the mouth because of a post on a website.
No he didn't, he made a sweeping generalisation and phrased it as a (rhetorical) question, similar to just about every other thread he has started.
How would you answer his question?
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Old 05.12.2012, 11:16
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Good lord, theres a lot of vindictive petty people on here.

Aussiswiss asked a reasonable question. Its not that different to the many many 'why do the swiss...' threads on EF already. Im not his biggest fan but people do seem to be jumping on his/her back about the tiniest of things. Let it go, people. life's too short to start foaming at the mouth because of a post on a website.
IMO its an over-generalization, from someone who has a history/reputation of making grossly over-generalized posts, so its not the question that garners the attention, it's the poster.

Edit: PaddyG got there first...

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Old 05.12.2012, 11:18
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Re: Why don't the Swiss own microwaves?

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Good Let it go, people. life's too short to start foaming at the mouth because of a post on a website.
Oh, the irony.
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Old 05.12.2012, 11:19
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I don't.

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Not the speed and controlability?
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No he didn't, he made a sweeping generalisation and phrased it as a (rhetorical) question, similar to just about every other thread he has started.
Do we know how old the OP is? I remember that my children asked kind of the same type of questions when they were small. You know the ones starting with "Mami warum?"
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Do we know how old the OP is? I remember that my children asked kind of the same type of questions when they were small. You know the ones starting with "Mami warum?"
covered earlier in the thread....
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No he didn't, he made a sweeping generalisation and phrased it as a (rhetorical) question, similar to just about every other thread he has started.
How would you answer his question?
By saying that in my experience, lots of swiss people do own microwaves. His phrasing leaves much to be desired (Swissaussie: Work on it) but it seems like a pretty innocuous question, when compared to the repulsion exhibited int he responses. There isnt really any need for anything else, is there?

Unless, of course, he assumes im new here and therefore, clueless and an idiot.
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By saying that in my experience, lots of swiss people do own microwaves. His phrasing leaves much to be desired (Swissaussie: Work on it) but it seems like a pretty innocuous question, when compared to the repulsion exhibited int he responses. There isnt really any need for anything else, is there?

Unless, of course, he assumes im new here and therefore, clueless and an idiot.
Have you noticed SwissAussie create a thread or post with anything positive to say? I think people feel worn down by his constant whining about smoking, blowing noses and how the grass isn't greener.
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By saying that in my experience, lots of swiss people do own microwaves. His phrasing leaves much to be desired (Swissaussie: Work on it) but it seems like a pretty innocuous question, when compared to the repulsion exhibited int he responses. There isnt really any need for anything else, is there?

Unless, of course, he assumes im new here and therefore, clueless and an idiot.
Again, it's not the question. You're right that there are lots of other similar threads. However, this user has a history of posting similarly themed threads. The difference is that it's ok to have a whinge once in awhile, everyone needs to get something off their chest now and again, but nobody likes a constant whiner.

Hence the ire...
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Re: Why don't the Swiss own microwaves?

Awww! We had such a slow week on EF. I am happy to have a good laugh this morning!

Our apart in Basel came with a microwave on top of the oven. I don't like ready meal so I use it only to reheat.
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Awww! We had such a slow week on EF. I am happy to have a good laugh this morning!

Our apart in Basel came with a microwave on top of the oven. I don't like ready meal so I use it only to reheat.
Great for porridge.
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Great for porridge.
Why don't the Swiss eat porridge?
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Not the speed and controlability?
I find that gas at it's lowest setting is sometimes too high, and at it's highest is often too low (at least on the gas stoves I've been using lately). Tom
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Why don't the Swiss eat porridge?
What is porridge?
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Why don't the Swiss eat porridge?
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