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Old 02.06.2014, 21:48
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On tram 14 / Bus xy today

At around 12.30 pm, I got on tram 14 today, at the HB, and at the next stop, this reasonably well dressed guy got on. He looked to me like a "Caribbean guy with dreadlocks and the Caribbean hat " with all the accents. He was clearly taking on the phone, and he could be heard all through the carriage....

He was first speaking in english and then he switching between english and swiss german.

I was actually a bit taken back with his part of the conversation.... Here he was talking about "being already with a swiss woman", and then "wanting to swap her for a german woman", and all while not being shy about how he hated this country, and his frustrations about "all his efforts to fit in", the locals here out to "Sh*g him at every chance ...." - not to mention the explicatives he expressed at Blocher/SVP.... Oh, and he was very proud of being a Swiss....

Needless to say, there were quite a few locals on the carriage, who found "other places to go...."

One the way back on the bus, I saw an east asian group get on the bus, and one of group - seeing that a local had a newspaper with him, was asking for the newspaper (I'm pretty sure it was a free copy of a local newpaper which could have been had pretty easily).

Ok, so, just out of curiosity, has this become a norm in ZRH, nowadays? Or is this something that I need to get used to? I have only back in this town for a week or so .....

Regards,
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Old 02.06.2014, 22:08
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Re: On tram 14 / Bus xy today

i dont get the point of this story.
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Old 02.06.2014, 23:17
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At around 12.30 pm, I got on tram 14 today, at the HB, and at the next stop, this reasonably well dressed guy got on. He looked to me like a "Caribbean guy with dreadlocks and the Caribbean hat " with all the accents. He was clearly taking on the phone, and he could be heard all through the carriage....

He was first speaking in english and then he switching between english and swiss german.

I was actually a bit taken back with his part of the conversation.... Here he was talking about "being already with a swiss woman", and then "wanting to swap her for a german woman", and all while not being shy about how he hated this country, and his frustrations about "all his efforts to fit in", the locals here out to "Sh*g him at every chance ...." - not to mention the explicatives he expressed at Blocher/SVP.... Oh, and he was very proud of being a Swiss....

Needless to say, there were quite a few locals on the carriage, who found "other places to go...."

One the way back on the bus, I saw an east asian group get on the bus, and one of group - seeing that a local had a newspaper with him, was asking for the newspaper (I'm pretty sure it was a free copy of a local newpaper which could have been had pretty easily).

Ok, so, just out of curiosity, has this become a norm in ZRH, nowadays? Or is this something that I need to get used to? I have only back in this town for a week or so .....

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NOT a "norm" but such things can happen. The chap possibly was drunk, or deeply frustrated, or ..... never mind ....

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i dont get the point of this story.
Indeed. As there IS NO point ! Just a chap venting some frustration.
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Old 02.06.2014, 23:30
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i dont get the point of this story.
Whether it's common for coloureds to be allowed onto public transport, I think.
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Re: On tram 14 / Bus xy today

I got on bus z and missed all the fun.
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I got on bus z and missed all the fun.
I thought bus XY is bad, but bus Z is really bad.





You should, however, ride the tram XXX once.
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Re: On tram 14 / Bus xy today

This guy has a Caribbean hat and doesn't like Switzerland. Maybe it was him?

I seem to recall that he is not Swiss, though......


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Old 03.06.2014, 23:35
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Ok, so, just out of curiosity, has this become a norm in ZRH, nowadays? Or is this something that I need to get used to? I have only back in this town for a week or so .....

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...2 "incidents" are norm for you?

are you ok btw? have you recovered?
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Re: On tram 14 / Bus xy today

The Swiss etc are handy fanatics. And they rarely consider the other person.
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At around 12.30 pm, I got on tram 14 today, at the HB, and at the next stop, this reasonably well dressed guy got on. He looked to me like a "Caribbean guy with dreadlocks and the Caribbean hat " with all the accents. He was clearly taking on the phone, and he could be heard all through the carriage....

He was first speaking in english and then he switching between english and swiss german.

I was actually a bit taken back with his part of the conversation.... Here he was talking about "being already with a swiss woman", and then "wanting to swap her for a german woman", and all while not being shy about how he hated this country, and his frustrations about "all his efforts to fit in", the locals here out to "Sh*g him at every chance ...." - not to mention the explicatives he expressed at Blocher/SVP.... Oh, and he was very proud of being a Swiss....

Needless to say, there were quite a few locals on the carriage, who found "other places to go...."

One the way back on the bus, I saw an east asian group get on the bus, and one of group - seeing that a local had a newspaper with him, was asking for the newspaper (I'm pretty sure it was a free copy of a local newpaper which could have been had pretty easily).

Ok, so, just out of curiosity, has this become a norm in ZRH, nowadays? Or is this something that I need to get used to? I have only back in this town for a week or so .....

Regards,

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Re: On tram 14 / Bus xy today

Can the second thing even be classed as an incident? I mean, people ask if someone has finished with a newspaper all the time..?

Maybe I'm missing something.
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