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I got a big problem. I went to the Volg. Thankfully this miserable overpriced Lade is no longer in my village but I was in a neighbouring one under instructions to buy some strawberries. The sign said, 500 grams for 5 franks. Obviously with too much time on my hands, I weighed some of the boxes. 420 grams, 430 grams, 390 grams and so on. All of them under, not one even within 10 percent margin of error. I mentioned this to the Volg lady, was met with a shrug and yeh well, you know, its hard to get them exact, being strawberries and all.She said that they might mention it to the farmer. Is that even legal ? I bought them anyway, muttering under my breath about the filthy Volg and the Farmers in cahoots, grifters and ripoff merchants the lot of them. For the record, yesterday, with still too much time on my hands, I was in migros. I satrted weighing punnets of berries and what do you know, every single one over the stated weight (albiet with damage, mushy bits and so on). You just cant win over here.
A.K.A - Vulgar Overpriced Local Grocery (VOLG) I’m still waiting for a corner shop to open....think it’s going to be a long wait!
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Old 10.06.2018, 13:44
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A.K.A - Vulgar Overpriced Local Grocery (VOLG) I’m still waiting for a corner shop to open....think it’s going to be a long wait!
Those are long gone here thanks to Migros and Coop and thanks to Lidl and Aldi (=more biggies) will not return.
They were affectionately called "Tante Emma Lädeli". For a while they were defended, in the campaign against "Lädelistärbe" (the dying of them).

They couldn't compete, were accused of vulgarly overpricing their goods and abandoned for that
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Old 10.06.2018, 13:49
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I got a big problem. I went to the Volg. Thankfully this miserable overpriced Lade is no longer in my village but I was in a neighbouring one under instructions to buy some strawberries. The sign said, 500 grams for 5 franks. Obviously with too much time on my hands, I weighed some of the boxes. 420 grams, 430 grams, 390 grams and so on. All of them under, not one even within 10 percent margin of error. I mentioned this to the Volg lady, was met with a shrug and yeh well, you know, its hard to get them exact, being strawberries and all.She said that they might mention it to the farmer. Is that even legal ? I bought them anyway, muttering under my breath about the filthy Volg and the Farmers in cahoots, grifters and ripoff merchants the lot of them. For the record, yesterday, with still too much time on my hands, I was in migros. I satrted weighing punnets of berries and what do you know, every single one over the stated weight (albiet with damage, mushy bits and so on). You just cant win over here.
Try to buy from farms..
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Old 11.06.2018, 11:53
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Put on 2 kilos. That 5 kilos suitcase full of chocolates, courtesy of Lindt's dividend
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Old 11.06.2018, 20:11
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Try to buy from farms..

Once you buy farm fresh strawberries, nothing else compares. I love this time of year
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Old 11.06.2018, 20:35
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The farms here charge the same, they were damn fine berries though, my Beef was the weight...
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Old 11.06.2018, 21:04
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Put on 2 kilos. That 5 kilos suitcase full of chocolates, courtesy of Lindt's dividend
yeah that checks out... 5kg * 5500cal per 1kg / 7200 cal. Actually it could have been worse
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Old 11.06.2018, 21:30
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The apparently "perfume free" 50 SPF facial sunscreen...has a very particular odor. I am starting to hate it.
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Old 14.06.2018, 07:47
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It'll be the longest day of the year next Thursday. My central heating came on today because the system thinks it's cold enough that I need warming up.
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Old 14.06.2018, 19:28
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The OH cut the lawn.
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Old 17.06.2018, 19:36
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The landlord - who lives one house up - is doing his "big-screen-outdoor-football world championship" again.

That's gonna be a loud few weeks.

The good thing is, I only have to switch tabs when they all bawl over there to be informed about the important bits.
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Old 17.06.2018, 19:40
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The landlord - who lives one house up - is doing his "big-screen-outdoor-football world championship" again.

That's gonna be a loud few weeks.

The good thing is, I only have to switch tabs when they all bawl over there to be informed about the important bits.
Gonna be noisy tonight when Switzerland plays Brazil. I think some of the fans might be extra wound up thanks to Germany losing to Mexico earlier.
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Old 17.06.2018, 20:06
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Gonna be noisy tonight when Switzerland plays Brazil. I think some of the fans might be extra wound up thanks to Germany losing to Mexico earlier.
Thanks for that info. See? I don't need to drag myself through entire games

So you think the Swiss might win? ROFL.
I think that would be politically incorrect. "Cobbler, stick to your last!" The explanation to that is <<"Do not presume to address matters beyond your competence.">>
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Old 17.06.2018, 21:05
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Thanks for that info. See? I don't need to drag myself through entire games

So you think the Swiss might win? ROFL.
Me? No, but maybe some die-hard fans think they could. After all, Iceland held to a draw with Argentina and Mexico beat Germany. The plucky little Swiss could draw or win too.

Edit to add - A draw it is. Nice job, Switzerland!

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Old 17.06.2018, 22:56
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The landlord - who lives one house up - is doing his "big-screen-outdoor-football world championship" again.

That's gonna be a loud few weeks.

The good thing is, I only have to switch tabs when they all bawl over there to be informed about the important bits.
Don't you know where the house fuses are located?
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Old 17.06.2018, 23:03
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Me? No, but maybe some die-hard fans think they could. After all, Iceland held to a draw with Argentina and Mexico beat Germany. The plucky little Swiss could draw or win too.

Edit to add - A draw it is. Nice job, Switzerland!
plucky little Swiss.....
Brave woman, indeed.

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Don't you know where the house fuses are located?
Not next door, no. They have it all to themselves while we have to share this one with some plebs. AND pay rent.
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Old 18.06.2018, 16:09
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Put my bellicon smack dab in the middle of the kitchen, to force myself using it.

Amazing how quickly I found my way to get around it.
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England won.
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Old 18.06.2018, 20:37
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plucky little swiss.....
Brave woman, indeed.
or crazy. or both.
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Old 23.06.2018, 13:02
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I have a hole in my head, had to get stitches at 8 in the morning.
Feel like a kid.
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