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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

The owners of a house for sale only want to sell to someone with the 'right starsign'.
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Old 20.07.2016, 15:01
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

I haven't decided what annoys me more:

the fact that they don't wanna sell for that reason

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the fact that people with such thinking own a house
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Old 20.07.2016, 16:40
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The owners of a house for sale only want to sell to someone with the 'right starsign'.
But this is not Switzerland

..... and which is the RIGHT starsign here?
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Old 21.07.2016, 16:52
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Somehow I manage to overdraw a couple of my bank accounts, by a hefty amount.

The nice man from Credit Suisse rings me, and tells me that he's going to transfer funds from another of my accounts to fix the problem.

And asks my permission for him to do this again if the issue ever happens in the future.

No making me jump through security questions hoops. No putting a hold on my cheques or credit card.

Just good old fashioned bank manager kinda service. TIS
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Old 21.07.2016, 16:56
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Calling into McDonalds and paying for a burger and drink using a 100 franc note, with no huffing from the counter staff.

TIS

Later realising that the shake on its own was 12 francs. (WTF!)

TIS
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Old 21.07.2016, 19:50
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

So, the wife comes home at 1PM, with a white habanero plant that she got for CHF 2 rather than the usual 6, and said that there were three more.

So I went down, got the other three.

Cashier goes "CHF 6, no make it CHF 4.50 But were there only three?"

"Yes, my wife bought one earlier".

"Pity, I'd have given you the 4th for free"

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Old 24.07.2016, 09:51
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

TIS

The Swiss obsession with modern furniture means Brocki's are full of individual pieces which would cost thousands to have commissioned but are available from only a few hundred.
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Old 24.07.2016, 10:15
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a white habanero plant
White habanero? Ooooooh... I want one!



Label on (standard mild orange) habanero plants found in my neck of the woods:

Achtung! Sehr Scharf! Vorsich beim Essen!

TI (timid-palated Inner) S.
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Old 31.07.2016, 01:06
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

For those who think the Swiss are very formal and unemotional.

Eric Hess who is a national councillor (Nationalrat) and former president of the young SVP decided to tour his constituency Bern.

He visited a Left leaning restaurant Luna Llena where somebody poured a beer over his head. He ordered more beer but the other guests started to get aggressive.
He called the Police who told him "pay and go".

Then he went to the Bar Barbière where they refused to serve him

He finished the night in the Cowboys Bar where the DJ threatened to hit him if he did not leave!

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Old 31.07.2016, 21:40
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Just watching a very funny film on SRF1.

About a very macho Swiss fire chief who gets a bang on the head which causes him to lose the ability to speak and understand Swiss German, now he only has Hoch Deutsch!

He is trying to hide this failure from friends and colleagues while desperately trying to re-learn Swiss German from CDs.

Currently he is pretending to have lost his voice and so is leading a fire practice using pre-written boards.
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Have a new bicycle worth ab 600CHF and first thing I bought was a decent u-lock. Every morning going to work I park it next to 10 much more valuable bicycles which are locked with these>
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Old 07.08.2016, 01:20
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For those who think the Swiss are very formal and unemotional.

Eric Hess who is a national councillor (Nationalrat) and former president of the young SVP decided to tour his constituency Bern.

He visited a Left leaning restaurant Luna Llena where somebody poured a beer over his head. He ordered more beer but the other guests started to get aggressive.
He called the Police who told him "pay and go".

Then he went to the Bar Barbière where they refused to serve him

He finished the night in the Cowboys Bar where the DJ threatened to hit him if he did not leave!

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From my understanding he invited the person who poured the beer over him to the beer (at his own cost). Perhaps time for Bern-stadt to become its own Kanton, as someone in the countryside is voting for these folks.
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Old 07.08.2016, 01:28
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

I sign on at the RAV, show my Swiss ID (17 yrs here, nationalised 4 yrs ago).

First appointment isn't to talk about my job applications but to spend 3 hours in a Swiss-Italian foundation to verify my level of German. (I didnt speak a word of english to anyone, and confirmed my understanding of CH-Deutsch, but had to admit my "Müttersprache" was english on the form as it isn't Romansch).

So apparently succeeding in becoming Swiss level of German needs to be Verified after the fact.
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Old 07.08.2016, 01:32
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Later realising that the shake on its own was 12 francs. (WTF!)

TIS
I'm calling your bluff on this one. Which McDonald's in Switzerland was this? For CHF 12 you can buy two or three shakes (frappés). Exorbitantly expensive though Maccas is here, I've never seen a shake run to two figures.
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Have a new bicycle worth ab 600CHF and first thing I bought was a decent u-lock. Every morning going to work I park it next to 10 much more valuable bicycles which are locked with these>
Perhaps they're just being pragmatic, you can't keep a bicycle from being stolen in public space with certainty.
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

TIS when you find number plates being sold on the local newspaper/Amtsblatt...
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Was not sure if can use daily return ticket after midnight and bought second ticket just in case before entering the train at 2am. After showing both tickets to conductor, he told me the daily ticket is still valid and printed me multiple vouchers to basically pay me back the second ticket even without me asking anything about possible refund. (as it did not even came to my mind that could get the second ticket refunded)
TIS and nicest service i ever got in any train company in the world, big plus to SBB.
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Old 18.08.2016, 19:35
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So for the past several years the main street in our two-bit town has been under construction and all but unuseable.

TIS. Road construction season seems to drag on and on and on...

Well today I got a letter from the Gemeinde announcing that the project is finished and... inviting all residents to a 'Bauabschlussfest', with food and music, as a 'thank you for your patience'.

TIS(chwyz).
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Yeah, roadworks always seem to take for ever in this country. Comparing to e.g. Germany where whole junction can be remade anew in a matter of week or two. Near my place it took them HALF A YEAR to replace traffic lights with the roundabout... TIS I guess.
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Old 18.08.2016, 19:47
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So for the past several years the main street in our two-bit town has been under construction and all but unuseable.

TIS. Road construction season seems to drag on and on and on...

Well today I got a letter from the Gemeinde announcing that the project is finished and... inviting all residents to a 'Bauabschlussfest', with food and music, as a 'thank you for your patience'.

TIS(chwyz).
We went to one of those a couple of years ago when the finished the construction work on the major road near us. It was pretty cool, the food.was plentiful and delicious and the wine certainly flowed.

This is not only Schwyz but Neuchâtel too.
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