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Old 16.10.2016, 14:57
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Don't put heels on...
I don't think you'll have to worry about SBP teaching in heels.

SBP - Where will you be teaching? Uni?
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Secondary school.
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Old 16.10.2016, 15:05
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I sometime use the one in Zurich and it's good (check SBB website for inside pictures) and is usually busy so I don't know why SBB is saying it is underused.

They only serve hot and cold drinks, but would've been great if they served some snacks.

I know many people who purchase GA they do take the access to 1st class lounge into consideration as a deciding factor between 1st and 2nd class GA.

The problem is that they don't have these lounges dotted in the major stations such as Basel, Bern. It's surprising they've done a "U" turn as they were planning on opening one in Basel and the reason for them closing is very pathetic I.e not many passengers use them?
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Old 16.10.2016, 15:09
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

They could use the 3M CHF saved by allowing access to all the Swiss Airport lounges as that would be very useful and cheaper than spending 3M CHF per year. If "Diners Club" allow this facility them I'm sure SBB can easily do it.
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Old 16.10.2016, 15:23
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I sometime use the one in Zurich and it's good (check SBB website for inside pictures) and is usually busy so I don't know why SBB is saying it is underused.

They only serve hot and cold drinks, but would've been great if they served some snacks.

I know many people who purchase GA they do take the access to 1st class lounge into consideration as a deciding factor between 1st and 2nd class GA.

The problem is that they don't have these lounges dotted in the major stations such as Basel, Bern. It's surprising they've done a "U" turn as they were planning on opening one in Basel and the reason for them closing is very pathetic I.e not many passengers use them?
Are the lounges so busy that:
  • There is usually no sitting room?
  • The sitting room that is left is so inaccessible that it's not worth sitting down? For example, not enough room to manoeuvre, no power points to use...
  • There's no peace and quiet?
  • The drinks don't get replenished fast enough, or all the "good" drinks are gone?
  • It just might be better to wait or sit outside the lounge, e.g. in a cafe/restaurant, or even on the platform (particularly if travelling on the company's account)?

SBB might have well sent out a survey and asked people do you use the SBB lounge. Those that said "no" may include those that may not use the lounge for any of the reasons above (if any of them hold relatively true). It may also include lots of those who do not reside in Zurich and thus have no SBB lounge in their home stations, and may rarely use the one in Zurich, if at all (and I believe there may be one in Geneva as well).

Many companies - airlines, I know well - will make a service worse or do not much about it, then when the use of that service goes down, they "successfully" argue that the service isn't needed any more because no one uses it. Of course, as you point out, withdrawal of that service which costs them money doesn't usually lead to a drop (or maintaining the same level) in prices.

The only hope is that they reinvest the "saved" money into some sort of tangible capital project.
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Old 16.10.2016, 15:58
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Do I open the Cadbury Giant Buttons or Twirl Bites?
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If you are in the unfortunate situation of not having a Flake bar, yes - both.
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Old 16.10.2016, 16:09
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Im trying to sort out my closet and i realised i have too many clothes...

Its going to take me forever to decide what to keep
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Old 16.10.2016, 16:43
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If you are in the unfortunate situation of not having a Flake bar, yes - both.
Done. The problem with Flake bars is that they... well, flake.
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Old 16.10.2016, 16:59
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Done. The problem with Flake bars is that they... well, flake.
Well, first off, the advertising would have to be completely changed if they called them Cadbury's "Bar Bars", "Solid Bars", or "Neat Bars".

And... if you just open one end of the package and pour the whole thing into your gob in one go, the flakes go to the right place, and the flake bar can be enjoyed properly.
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Old 16.10.2016, 17:16
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I don't think you'll have to worry about SBP teaching in heels.
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Im trying to sort out my closet and i realised i have too many clothes...

Its going to take me forever to decide what to keep
I gotta do the same. Follow the same rule I do: nothing I haven't worn 6-8mo stays.

I am tossing boots and shoes, too. They are so worn and leaky, and if I don't make myself toss them, I will never get new ones. I dislike buying shoes, all the annoying trying on stuff, ugh. FWP - getting new footwear.
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Old 16.10.2016, 17:22
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Well, first off, the advertising would have to be completely changed if they called them Cadbury's "Bar Bars", "Solid Bars", or "Neat Bars".

And... if you just open one end of the package and pour the whole thing into your gob in one go, the flakes go to the right place, and the flake bar can be enjoyed properly.
True enough but, and this will make anyone who knows me IRL laugh their collective heads off, my mouth just isn't big enough. Flake crumbs in the cleavage linger stickily.
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Flake crumbs in the cleavage linger stickily.
Photo, perhaps?
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Flake crumbs in the cleavage linger stickily.
I sense a trap.
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Photo, perhaps?
Steady the buffs. My record is a whole unbroken pringle for however long the pint lasted.


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I get served pretty quickly at bars though.
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There were lounges? Why?
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Old 16.10.2016, 19:56
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Oh, I know.



I gotta do the same. Follow the same rule I do: nothing I haven't worn 6-8mo stays.

I am tossing boots and shoes, too. They are so worn and leaky, and if I don't make myself toss them, I will never get new ones. I dislike buying shoes, all the annoying trying on stuff, ugh. FWP - getting new footwear.
Thats what should do indeed. Instead im keeping everything that i havent worn in ages in case i want to wear it. And of course i keep all the things i wear all the time.

So far my tactic is to stick stuff in black bags in the cave so i know they are there in case i want to wear them. It works though because i discovered clothes in there that i forgot about and i realised i can really live without them!
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The bus was delayed so I have to run in the train station and reach my train just as the doors are closing. Always happens here, the trains are without fail a few minutes late unless I'm a little late.
But a saviour! One of the carriages seems to be having technical troubles and it's doors wont close so I jump on.
Only to be pushed off by some horrible little sbb woman screaming " no no no no no!"
This bloody country.
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

As part of my registration as a teacher, I need to get a police check, both in Australia as well as from any other country where I have lived more than 12 months within the last 10 years. So that includes CH.

In fact, for CH, I need to order two different police checks - one for general records and one special one for working with vulnerable people.

So I thought I'd be smart. I place orders for both and print out all the required documentation. To save money, I use only one international mail envelope and place both orders and their documentation in the same envelope, which I thought will work since they both have to be sent to the same administrative address anyway. I clearly mark on the front that there are two orders in the envelope.

Fast forward a few weeks and only one criminal record check comes back successfully. I check the tracking status on the missing one and it appears that the documentation hasn't been sent, which I find bizarre. I email the support address and they say there is no evidence that I've sent the documentation for the missing record.

So, with no choice, I have to pay for another international mail envelope and resend a copy of the documents for the other record.
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Old 25.10.2016, 23:21
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My cousins back home are upset with me because i go on holiday too much..
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