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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

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I failed my driving test in the UK many years ago for the same reason.
Yeh it's pretty common thing to fail on in any developed country
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Old 13.10.2016, 19:19
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My daughter passed her large motorcycle test last week, but her boyfriend failed FOR DRIVING TOO SLOWLY!

TIS!

Tom
Wow Tom.

Congrats! Here my current image of your daughter - I'd also be proud:

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Old 13.10.2016, 19:21
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Umm, she's not blonde (though her sister is), and she doesn't ride a BMW!

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Umm, she's not blonde (though her sister is), and she doesn't ride a BMW!

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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Sunday afternoon, traveling back from Milan to Zurich via train.

The train arrived in Chiasso about 20 mins later because of some works on the line (heavy rain I guess), then after Bellinzona the machinist announced we were going to use the new Gotthard tunnel (new world record for rail tunnels and bla bla bla).. we arrived in Arth 20 mins before the schedule and had to wait in the station.

When I talked with the SBB guy on the platform about that (surprised and happy) he answered "by now we can still play our jolly!"

Well done SBB, full TIS!
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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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Old 20.10.2016, 12:26
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Had a manual expresso-machine. Swiss cousin came by who had no idea how to use it. People are too used to full-automated coffee machines.

TIS

Now I bought a full-automated too... I've been switzerlanded
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Old 20.10.2016, 12:47
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Had one floor tile replaced in the kitchen. Bill was 380 CHF (!!!). This is without the cost of the actual tile as I had a spare one.

Insurance paid out upon receipt of the invoice without even questioning the amount.

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Had one floor tile replaced in the kitchen. Bill was 380 CHF (!!!). This is without the cost of the actual tile as I had a spare one.

Insurance paid out upon receipt of the invoice without even questioning the amount.

TIS

Get somebody in, remove the old tile, without screwing up any more tiles, prepare the space for fitting new tile, fixing new tile, repair surrounding grouting, clean up, yeah i can easily see Chf 350.-- for this,maybe a bit more
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Old 20.10.2016, 23:18
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Explaining the plot of Swiss Army Man to Victorinox employees.
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Old 21.10.2016, 13:55
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Had a manual expresso-machine. Swiss cousin came by who had no idea how to use it. People are too used to full-automated coffee machines.

TIS

Now I bought a full-automated too... I've been switzerlanded
Some months ago I held a dinner at me with my roommates (100% Italian colocation ), some friends, and a few Swiss people working in Nestlé.

Coffee time, we bring out our mokas.
Puzzled looks from the Swiss: "Which coffee are you using? Nescafé or Nespresso? "

They're so naïve
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

What are the odds of finding a USB stick if you forget it on your food tray in a large hospital?

Well, after asking for help, 3 days later it got back to me. I'm thankful to the many nice people who found it, put it away, kept it safely in the "lost and found" (in the kitchen, I might add) and the nurse who surprised me when she returned it to me today, all smiles.

TIS all the way!
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Noticed that the person ahead of me filling gas at Landi was at that time the Bundesrat President, Ueli Mauer (TIS)
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

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Get somebody in, remove the old tile, without screwing up any more tiles, prepare the space for fitting new tile, fixing new tile, repair surrounding grouting, clean up, yeah i can easily see Chf 350.-- for this,maybe a bit more
Nice hourly rate it makes even with just one such a job per day.
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Found an old smartphone with this only picture in it:

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This WAS Switzerland, where you could be on the frontseat of the train (RBe_540 ran till 2014)

Translation: "Do not speak with the train driver"
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Old 16.03.2017, 23:01
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

On the way home from feeding a friend's cat yesterday over lunch, we lost the rear license plate somewhere.

Call, the police, they said "No problem to drive without it, but don't go to Italy. If you don't find it after a few days, then go report it to DMV"

OK, fine.

This morning, message on my phone (from a total stranger) "I found your plate, come by and get it", which I did this evening.

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On the way home from feeding a friend's cat yesterday over lunch, we lost the rear license plate somewhere.

Call, the police, they said "No problem to drive without it, but don't go to Italy. If you don't find it after a few days, then go report it to DMV"

OK, fine.

This morning, message on my phone (from a total stranger) "I found your plate, come by and get it", which I did this evening.

TIS

Tom
More like TIT - This is Tessino...you try that stuff in the civilized part of Switzerland and you'll most likely get fined.
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More like TIT - This is Tessino...you try that stuff in the civilized part of Switzerland and you'll most likely get fined.
Anywhere you are is not going to be a civilized part of anywhere
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

A wine list in the menu in a post-op patient's room at a hospital, and even coiffure, mani-pedi services. TIS
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More like TIT - This is Tessino...you try that stuff in the civilized part of Switzerland and you'll most likely get fined.
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Anywhere you are is not going to be a civilized part of anywhere
Not for very long, anyway.
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