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Old 23.08.2016, 18:48
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Makes sense, Charles Darwin obviously still lives in Switzerland.
Forgot the link above:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/media/cms/fi...7/washroom.pdf
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Old 23.08.2016, 21:10
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A metro tunnel in Guangzhou beats it by more than 3 km.

You can claim (as Wikipedia does) "the longest and deepest railway tunnel excluding urban metro lines with intermediate stations", if you like -- that's a lot of modifiers.

again, Leuenbergerv c learly said "" in Europe "" and Guangzhou / Canton is NOT in Europe


also federal traffic Minister Mrs Leuthard said "" in Europe **
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again, Leuenbergerv c learly said "" in Europe "" and Guangzhou / Canton is NOT in Europe


also federal traffic Minister Mrs Leuthard said "" in Europe **
That's lovely. Was I talking to Leuenberger, or Mrs Leotard? No, I wasn't -- I was responding to this post by Dheeraj123.
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Old 11.09.2016, 17:44
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

We have been tidying up out apartment and put some stuff outside with a "free to take away" notice.

Later I was walking our dogs and I saw a man pull up with an SUV and open the rear door to take some things.

The husband of one of our neighbours ran out and started shouting he saw the stuff first; I diplomatically walked away so who won the stuff I have no idea.
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Old 11.09.2016, 19:14
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Made an appointment online for the passport office in Zurich. When I got there, I took a number, waited 1.5 minutes until my number was called, got my photos done, paperwork electronically signed, paid, and was out the door in 5 minutes.

They told me that my passport would arrive within a week.

Of course, it arrived in the mail the next morning. TIS
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Old 11.09.2016, 19:36
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Made an appointment online for the passport office in Zurich. When I got there, I took a number, waited 1.5 minutes until my number was called, got my photos done, paperwork electronically signed, paid, and was out the door in 5 minutes.

They told me that my passport would arrive within a week.

Of course, it arrived in the mail the next morning. TIS
Whereas my friend in Germany is waiting 4-5 months for a passport..
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Old 11.09.2016, 19:43
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Whereas my friend in Germany is waiting 4-5 months for a passport..
Even worse, trying to change your address.......... Only got an appointment because we know the head of that department.
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Old 12.09.2016, 21:57
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We have been tidying up out apartment and put some stuff outside with a "free to take away" notice.

Later I was walking our dogs and I saw a man pull up with an SUV and open the rear door to take some things.

The husband of one of our neighbours ran out and started shouting he saw the stuff first; I diplomatically walked away so who won the stuff I have no idea.
Next step!

Seems it was the neighbour's husband who won the battle and took all the stuff home.
Then another neighbour tells me he had a major row with his wife who did not want the stuff.

Now it has all magically appeared outside again
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We have been tidying up out apartment and put some stuff outside with a "free to take away" notice.

Later I was walking our dogs and I saw a man pull up with an SUV and open the rear door to take some things.

The husband of one of our neighbours ran out and started shouting he saw the stuff first; I diplomatically walked away so who won the stuff I have no idea.
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Next step!

Seems it was the neighbour's husband who won the battle and took all the stuff home.
Then another neighbour tells me he had a major row with his wife who did not want the stuff.

Now it has all magically appeared outside again
Keep us posted
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Old 12.09.2016, 22:23
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Next step!

Seems it was the neighbour's husband who won the battle and took all the stuff home.
Then another neighbour tells me he had a major row with his wife who did not want the stuff.

Now it has all magically appeared outside again
Suspense!

What stuff was it?
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Old 12.09.2016, 22:31
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Suspense!

What stuff was it?
Exciting isn't it!!

The stuff is nothing special,
some glass vases in sizes ranging from small to very large,
some VHS cassettes,
a couple of tall candle holders (the holders are tall not the candles) that reappeared without their candles
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Bought a car on Friday. Dealer hands me gray card, keys, and orange payment slip for paying later.

TIS.

Hand him a wad of cash anyway. Did not blink more than the teller in the bank were I got the cash.

Double TIS.

The whole deal from first phone call until I drove from the lot, including sorting insurance took less than an hour and a half. One hour was to get from my place to the dealer.

Triple TIS.
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Exciting isn't it!!

The stuff is nothing special,
some glass vases in sizes ranging from small to very large,
some VHS cassettes,
a couple of tall candle holders (the holders are tall not the candles) that reappeared without their candles
Reappeared in front of their house or where you left them?

Funny so it's free, you gave it, they took it. Now they don't want it they give it back to you?

People... Funny how they can turn a nice gesture into an act to serve their own interests only.
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Old 16.09.2016, 13:01
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Reappeared in front of their house or where you left them?

Funny so it's free, you gave it, they took it. Now they don't want it they give it back to you?

People... Funny how they can turn a nice gesture into an act to serve their own interests only.
Reappeared where I left them but without the "free to take away" notice.

Saw our caretaker yesterday!
He said the husband of our neighbour started taking the lights off the walls in the shared corridors between the apartments! Now he is in some sort of secure clinic; probably in Embrach.

You may wonder why I write "the husband of our neighbour".

Basically this is how we all who live in these apartments refer to him.
His wife rented her apartment here for many years, then got married and the husband moved in with her. That is how this expression started despite the fact that they later divorced; he moved out but after some months moved back.
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Thief returns cow bells worth thousands

https://www.thelocal.ch/20161007/thi...orth-thousands
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Old 07.10.2016, 20:09
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Some folks might recall it was raining in the Bern area last weekend. I went to fill up the car, and I observed there was quite a queue at the car wash. In the rain. TIS, where you plan when to wash your car and you do it even if it's pouring, I guess.
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Old 10.10.2016, 09:12
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My daughter passed her large motorcycle test last week, but her boyfriend failed FOR DRIVING TOO SLOWLY!

TIS!

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Went into the license department at about 4pm on Friday to order a repacement one.

I was a bit worried that it wouldn't arrive before I fly out on Wednesday. It was in my letterbox the next morning, Saturday.
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Old 13.10.2016, 15:08
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Here's a new one!

I just got yelled at, multiple times, on the Dolderbahn for standing up. The old man was upset because I was in the way of his view of the trip, from his seat out the front window. He was halfway back in the funicular.


I was so shocked (as with everyone else on the tram), I was speechless.
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My daughter passed her large motorcycle test last week, but her boyfriend failed FOR DRIVING TOO SLOWLY!

TIS!

Tom
I failed my driving test in the UK many years ago for the same reason.
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