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Old 04.07.2017, 13:07
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

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A friend of mine comes and visit, we go for brunch. After a while, he says "ah, I can't park in your street, all the spots were empty but required the <postcode> park card".. I ask him - quite worried - if he wants to go back and move the car, and he replies, totally calm and while eating: "no, it's fine - at least I will discover how much they charge for that kind of fine". I'm like...

We go back. There's a fine (of course) on the windshield, all perfectly folded and wrapped in protective plastic. It's 100 CHF. He takes it, opens it, puts it in his pocket: "Ah, now I know. See you next time!"


...TIS!


I would call this TIS = this is stupid.


What a waste of money :-)
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Old 04.07.2017, 13:32
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That tastes the same as the U.S. Lindt or the Swiss Lindt?

To be honest, if you can't tell the difference (and there is a big one in ingredients and hence taste), why not just eat Hersheys?
The chocolate used in the US plant is made in CH.

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I would call this TIS = this is stupid.


What a waste of money :-)
Ah, how could have I not thought about that acronym! Well played, well played
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The chocolate used in the US plant is made in CH.

Tom
Really? I was always under the impression from stuff told me by people when I lived there that it tasted different (which it does) because it is manufactured under licence in the US using a few variants in the ingredients. Thanks, now I know this is not true.
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Old 04.07.2017, 14:08
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

My sister lives in VT and has been to the factory, and that's what they told her.

However, only the bulk chocolate is made here, fillings etc. are made there.

Also, most Linth dark chocolate (65%+) is (or was) always made in France and not CH, even that sold here.

Check the label!

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Old 04.07.2017, 14:09
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Some years ago the Lindor chocolate balls (Kuglen) sold in Coop Thalwil were made in Canada. The Lindt factory was less that 3kms away in Kilchberg.

I bought them as a Christmas present for folks in the U.K...
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Really? I was always under the impression from stuff told me by people when I lived there that it tasted different (which it does) because it is manufactured under licence in the US using a few variants in the ingredients. Thanks, now I know this is not true.
This is probably some brand will mentioned they are 100% made in Switzerland.
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

The engineer apologized because the train arrived 2 minutes early in Lausanne. TIS
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

TIS #1: An English friend's handbag was snatched at Lausanne train station whilst she was alighting from the train with a few pieces of luggage. The gendarmes at police station said to her,"Not to worry. They will just take the money and chuck the handbag in a public place for someone to turn in." True enough, after a week and a bit (from memory), she collected her handbag from the police with wallet contents including credit cards intact except for, get this, Swiss Francs, The British pounds and Euros were left untouched in her Mulberry wallet.

TIS #2: Visiting tradesmen clean up every speck of debris in your apartment/house upon finishing a job. One even folded our bath mat neatly and push it to one side so he didn't trod on it. I had to laugh.
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Old 07.07.2017, 18:47
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I went to the Seeüberquerung. You get a swimming hat and a number and leave your luggage at special places. Then they transport it for you to the other side. There was also a group warm-up and sun-protection creme spraying before the start and afterwards hot stock, water and risotto.
But I was most impressed by the organization of the luggage. And when you leave the special area they check the number on your hat and the one your luggage so you can't take another's.
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TIS #1: An English friend's handbag was snatched at Lausanne train station whilst she was alighting from the train with a few pieces of luggage. The gendarmes at police station said to her,"Not to worry. They will just take the money and chuck the handbag in a public place for someone to turn in." True enough, after a week and a bit (from memory), she collected her handbag from the police with wallet contents including credit cards intact except for, get this, Swiss Francs, The British pounds and Euros were left untouched in her Mulberry wallet
A few years back I found a woman's purse outside the gare Cornavin and handed it in at the police station inside the station. Policeman asked me for my details so gave him my address and mobile number, he then told me that I would receive 10% of the value of any cash in the purse, which was about 20.-...as that is the law...I also later received a nice thank you sms from the young girl - TIS
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

The penny just dropped:

'wildromantischer Englischer Garten' is not a compliment.

TIS.

Now off to find a T-square to reshape my garden beds to better align with the local aesethetic. And stuff some square pegs into round holes while I'm at it...
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Old 10.07.2017, 14:42
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Meli's post worries me.
Someone once said that our flat looked 'lived-in'. At the time I though that was a compliment too. Now I'm beginning to have my doubts.
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Old 10.07.2017, 16:02
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The penny just dropped:

'wildromantischer Englischer Garten' is not a compliment.

TIS.

Now off to find a T-square to reshape my garden beds to better align with the local aesethetic. And stuff some square pegs into round holes while I'm at it...
No it isn't LOL but "wildromantisch" is and "Englischer Garten" is too - to those who like that
Unless you live in England, the "local aesthetics" does not need a T-square

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Meli's post worries me.
Someone once said that our flat looked 'lived-in'. At the time I though that was a compliment too. Now I'm beginning to have my doubts.
It actually is a compliment as it means cozy and not like a show-room
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Meli's post worries me.
Someone once said that our flat looked 'lived-in'. At the time I though that was a compliment too. Now I'm beginning to have my doubts.
yeah. it means your place is messy and dirty.
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Old 10.07.2017, 16:38
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yeah. it means your place is messy and dirty.
Nope it doesn't.
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Old 10.07.2017, 17:13
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Zürich Airport has it's own Prison which has 4.5/5 stars on Google reviews:

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Wurde ganz herzlich vom freundlichen Personal empfangen.

Die Zimmerauswahl ist gross.

Die Lage ist wunderbar. In nur einer Minute ist man schon am Flughafen. Jedoch kann es vorkommen, dass das Personal den Ausgang blockiert, was ich sehr unhöflich finde.

Leider war das Internet sehr langsam :/
https://www.google.ch/search?q=flugh...49d33d39c7b7,1,

Nice beds but slow internet...
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Unless you live in England, the "local aesthetics" does not need a T-square
Ah, but here in my little corner o' Paradise, 'Ordnung muss sein'. A right angle is the right angle. Apparently.

Currentlly trying to explain to my zucchini why they need to grow in a tidier fashion...
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Old 10.07.2017, 17:20
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The penny just dropped:

'wildromantischer Englischer Garten' is not a compliment.

TIS.

Now off to find a T-square to reshape my garden beds to better align with the local aesethetic. And stuff some square pegs into round holes while I'm at it...
"Englischer" excuse me! Aren't you from somewhere West of Ireland
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Zürich Airport has it's own Prison which has 4.5/5 stars on Google reviews:



https://www.google.ch/search?q=flugh...49d33d39c7b7,1,

Nice beds but slow internet...
Gotta see that with my own eyes

P.S: loving the reviews!
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