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I greet a Swiss with only two Cheek-kisses and forget there's the third kiss
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Old 07.05.2015, 17:10
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The other day the SBB ticket inspector told me off because I had signed my GA with the wrong type of ink.
I had the same thing for an unsigned card - but it's got my photo on it! What value does a signature add
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Old 07.05.2015, 17:25
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When I first moved into my empty unfurnished apartment several neighbours gave me furniture, table, chairs, desk, cupboards, shelf units; wooden, old but still OK.

It was only when I decided to upgrade I found out the costs of disposing of old furniture (charged by weight)
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Old 07.05.2015, 17:35
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When I first moved into my empty unfurnished apartment several neighbours gave me furniture, table, chairs, desk, cupboards, shelf units; wooden, old but still OK.

It was only when I decided to upgrade I found out the costs of disposing of old furniture (charged by weight)
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Old 07.05.2015, 17:36
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I greet a Swiss with only two Cheek-kisses and forget there's the third kiss
The worst is as a North American who's sorely trying to get over the creepiness of the 3 kiss, you meet some one from a European country that only does 2, and they think you're some sort of pervert who can't stop kissing them. (which is also probably true, but nevertheless).
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Old 07.05.2015, 17:41
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I'm going back a bit here, 10-12 years, before e-banking really took off.
I've been e-banking here since the mid '90s.

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I'm not sure they even exist any more!
They do, I know of several in and around Lugano.

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Old 07.05.2015, 17:57
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When I first moved into my empty unfurnished apartment several neighbours gave me furniture, table, chairs, desk, cupboards, shelf units; wooden, old but still OK.

It was only when I decided to upgrade I found out the costs of disposing of old furniture (charged by weight)
Now you understanjd why some people spontaneously develop a fasciantion with barbecues. It's just about burning all the wood.
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Old 07.05.2015, 18:36
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It's just about burning all the wood.
Yep - I have a box in my cellar of chopped furniture ready to go for walking/grill trips; varnished wood is great, burns hot so it dries out and starts the feuerstelle stuff perfectly.

Trouble is, last summer was so bad I had to get a bigger box
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The other day the SBB ticket inspector told me off because I had signed my GA with the wrong type of ink.
Do what I do on the train - very childish I know- but if you have a really horrid inspector who I have seen give others a hard time, when he asks for my half price ticket I give him one for the previous year.
The delight on his face thinking - I've got this one, fine coming up and maximum embarrassment in front of other passengers - only to be greeted by silly me, not got my glasses - here is the correct one and a beaming smile.
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Yep - I have a box in my cellar of chopped furniture ready to go for walking/grill trips; varnished wood is great, burns hot so it dries out and starts the feuerstelle stuff perfectly.

Trouble is, last summer was so bad I had to get a bigger box

Perhaps I've been living in CH too long and lost my sense of humour ... This IS a joke, isn't it?
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Old 07.05.2015, 19:17
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Perhaps I've been living in CH too long and lost my sense of humour ... This IS a joke, isn't it?
Please explain?
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Old 07.05.2015, 19:24
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Please explain?

well, varnished wood to grill your meat isn't quite what I would call health improving ... but perhaps it's something "naturaplan"
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Old 07.05.2015, 20:00
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Yep - I have a box in my cellar of chopped furniture ready to go for walking/grill trips; varnished wood is great, burns hot so it dries out and starts the feuerstelle stuff perfectly.

Trouble is, last summer was so bad I had to get a bigger box
Well that's a Darwin award in the making if I've ever seen one. Awesome stuff that, varnish. So versatile in the ways of huffing it.

Really, the stuff is toxic when applied, what would make you think that's any different if you then burn it?
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Old 07.05.2015, 21:28
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It was only when I decided to upgrade I found out the costs of disposing of old furniture (charged by weight)
A side note: couldn't you give it away? I am sure that it might be of some use to someone!
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Well that's a Darwin award in the making if I've ever seen one. Awesome stuff that, varnish. So versatile in the ways of huffing it.

Really, the stuff is toxic when applied, what would make you think that's any different if you then burn it?
in italy they use varnished wood also from caskets to cook bread in the so called illegal ovens controlled by the mafia, also they use them in some shady pizzerias to cut down costs (maybe that's why ovens are visible in pizzerias, for trust?).
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Old 08.05.2015, 00:05
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Re: I knew I was an auslander when......

You can allways try a "Brocki" but they donot take everything ... we once tried to donate literally hundreds of english paperbacks. Reaction: "Die sind aber alt ...throw them away."
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in italy they use varnished wood also from caskets to cook bread in the so called illegal ovens controlled by the mafia, also they use them in some shady pizzerias to cut down costs (maybe that's why ovens are visible in pizzerias, for trust?).
I hope I've misread that and you don't mean caskets as in coffins!
Sourcing the wood would be nightmare for a start off.
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Old 08.05.2015, 14:28
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Really, the stuff is toxic when applied, what would make you think that's any different if you then burn it?
As I said - I use it to start the fire, before cooking the meat; the varnish soon burns off.

Anyway, the reason it's toxic when applied is because of the solvents, which obviously aren't there once it's dry or we'd all be dead or stoned by now.

Also ordinary wood burning gives off toxins, as does the effect of grilling meat itself, and the ink in newsprint used to light fires is worst of all. On the whole I'm not too worried about my approach.
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Old 08.05.2015, 14:29
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You can allways try a "Brocki" but they donot take everything ... we once tried to donate literally hundreds of english paperbacks. Reaction: "Die sind aber alt ...throw them away."
I think it depends on the Brocki. They know their clientele and they know what they can sell quickly and what will remain on their bookshelf forever. This in turn can depend on the demographics of the area, so it can help to pick your Brocki along those lines.
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I hope I've misread that and you don't mean caskets as in coffins!
Sourcing the wood would be nightmare for a start off.
I'm seeing an unpleasant image of a crematorium through the back door and a pizzeria through the front door.
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