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jacek 11.02.2016 20:19

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Originally Posted by Sbrinz (Post 2536450)
In Germany, Bavaria, a woman did slip off a mountain wearing high heels!

Did she only realize her mistake once on the top or high heels were not allowed exclusively downhill? :confused:

Sbrinz 11.02.2016 20:33

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When they asked her she never replied....

Chemmie 12.02.2016 09:44

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Originally Posted by jacek (Post 2536446)
High heels not allowed in the mountains.


pffft, amateurs


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marton 12.02.2016 22:23

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Sarah Ferguson; Duchess of York applies to be a Swiss resident,
Migros will never be the same :)

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Guest 13.02.2016 17:34

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I don't want to stay at a ski resort on Friday night because the following Saturday morning is one out of four chances per year to dispose of our cardbord collection in the basement. I thought I was being crazy when my Swiss friend told me that she would come home from a vacation a day early for these cardbord collection days. TIS

Urs Max 14.02.2016 13:42

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Originally Posted by carlasmom (Post 2537399)
I don't want to stay at a ski resort on Friday night because the following Saturday morning is one out of four chances per year to dispose of our cardbord collection in the basement. I thought I was being crazy when my Swiss friend told me that she would come home from a vacation a day early for these cardbord collection days. TIS

Crazy indeed.

jacek 14.02.2016 14:03

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I missed our Papiersammlung one time and had to live with two extra carton boxes full of papers until another one. This has taught me to always remember the dates in advance. No skiing holidays on that weekend :D

http://www.ehrendingen.ch/verwaltung/entsorgung/

jacek 14.02.2016 14:38

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This morning, when we had a Valentine's smoothie, I realized that the measuring jar's description for sugar, which was purchased in Migros, is only in German (Zucker), French (Sucre), English (Sugar) and Dutch (Suiker) but not in Italian. Given it's Switzerland, how will a native Italian speaker who doesn't know any other languages know it is Zucchero. TIS! :D

JollyHappyGal 15.02.2016 18:51

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Took the train home from Zurich to Zug today. Instead of checking tickets, the inspectors were handing out free cakes for the inconvenience caused due to track maintenance. TIS

lost_inbroad 15.02.2016 18:55

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Originally Posted by JollyHappyGal (Post 2538303)
Took the train home from Zurich to Zug today. Instead of checking tickets, the inspectors were handing out free cakes for the inconvenience caused due to track maintenance. TIS

They have money for cakes but don't give a flying f*** when it's 44 degress C inside the trains and refuse to install a proper AC: TIS

porsch1909 15.02.2016 19:10

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Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 2538306)
They have money for cakes but don't give a flying f*** when it's 44 degress C inside the trains and refuse to install a proper AC: TIS

Truth bomb

aSwissInTheUS 15.02.2016 19:14

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Originally Posted by jacek (Post 2537688)
This morning, when we had a Valentine's smoothie, I realized that the measuring jar's description for sugar, which was purchased in Migros, is only in German (Zucker), French (Sucre), English (Sugar) and Dutch (Suiker) but not in Italian. Given it's Switzerland, how will a native Italian speaker who doesn't know any other languages know it is Zucchero. TIS! :D

Something seems to be wrong with the jug.
Sugar has the same density as water. Look at the scale up and including to 800 ml / 800 g it is correct. But the 1100g line is not where it should be. (May just be a perspective thing)

jacek 15.02.2016 19:20

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Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 2538320)
Something seems to be wrong with the jug.
Sugar has the same density as water. Look at the scale up and including to 800 ml / 800 g it is correct. But the 1100g line is not where it should be. (May just be a perspective thing)

Nonlinearity issue? That would explain my over sweetened and over floured meals!

Roundness of the jar distorted by iPhone 6+ camera's perspective, TIS! :D

Or misleading description on the jar. In which case, TIS as well! :D

HIAO 22.02.2016 14:26

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Time to visit the town hall.

Our first annual train ticket in 2011 cost 750. Now it's 500 and taking the receipt to our local Mairie meant another 150 refund. Less than half what it cost 5 years ago.

Last week, our daughters grandparents came for half-term. On the off-chance, my wife asked at the town hall who offered to pay for annual train passes for both our girls and will pay for grandparents if we give more notice in future.

Why?
Because they have a budget to encourage people to use public transport.

starmir 03.03.2016 09:31

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Got a letter yesterday from some local admin bod...
they want to come and inspect ... my bunker, because TIS!

and apparently said bunker is big enough for 12 people :eek:

CorsebouTheReturn 03.03.2016 09:40

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Originally Posted by starmir (Post 2548105)
Got a letter yesterday from some local admin bod...
they want to come and inspect ... my bunker, because TIS!

and apparently said bunker is big enough for 12 people :eek:

Hope for you that you have all the mandatory equipment (fans, filters, beds...) and that the bunker is not used as storage, otherwise, we're going to see a new post in the "Switzerlanded" topic, complaining about the fine...

:rolleyes:

22 yards 03.03.2016 10:47

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Originally Posted by CorsebouTheReturn (Post 2548112)
Hope for you that you have all the mandatory equipment (fans, filters, beds...) and that the bunker is not used as storage, otherwise, we're going to see a new post in the "Switzerlanded" topic, complaining about the fine...

:rolleyes:

I've heard many times that all those nuclear war precautions were no longer required -- although I've also been told that I can't debunkerize my "Luftschutzkeller". I'd love to rip the door and window covers off and reclaim the space in the hallway in front of the cellar... once I work out how to dispose of the roughly one tonne of concrete.

I understand that new builds are no longer required to include fortified bunkers.

Does anyone have any definitive answers on the need to keep these things viable?

dodgyken 03.03.2016 10:57

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If I was required to see out a nuclear winter in my bunker I'd be more concerned about getting cirrhoris of the liver from the bunker "supplies" than gaining superpowers from a bit of radiation.

Wollishofener 03.03.2016 11:38

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Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 2538306)
They have money for cakes but don't give a flying f*** when it's 44 degress C inside the trains and refuse to install a proper AC: TIS


the ticket inspectors are not in harge with the Installation of AC Equipment. The AC of ALL SBB/ZVV Trains will be replaced by about 2027 :D so what ?

CorsebouTheReturn 03.03.2016 12:19

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Originally Posted by 22 yards (Post 2548163)
I've heard many times that all those nuclear war precautions were no longer required -- although I've also been told that I can't debunkerize my "Luftschutzkeller". I'd love to rip the door and window covers off and reclaim the space in the hallway in front of the cellar... once I work out how to dispose of the roughly one tonne of concrete.

I understand that new builds are no longer required to include fortified bunkers.

Does anyone have any definitive answers on the need to keep these things viable?

(In french, and made by Geneva Canton, it's a start of official information)
https://www.ge.ch/securitecivile/pdf...abri_prive.pdf

It's true that there has been many changes lately but I think the following is true (no time to find the text of law):
1) It's not mandatory to have bunker in new builds, although there is a small fee to pay if not having it.

2) There's a regular check made by canton, something around every 5 years to verify quickly: rubber seals state, cracks on the wall...And that no one put plaster above walls, anything which could prevent inspection of good bunker state.

3) There are a few changes which are allowed like putting tiles on the floor...

The rest is stuff I heard from colleagues, maybe not true:
-You need to have beds, filters and some spare stuff for the bunker
-You're not allowed to store too many things inside
-You can get a fine if your bunker is not passing the check


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