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Old 02.03.2018, 11:15
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AWD is nice to have, but any car with decent tires and a locking rear diff should be fine.
How many RWD cars do you know with a locking differential? Limited-slip, yes, some, but lockable, I don't think so.

Anyway, snow tyres are the thing. Front wheel drive is usually considered better than rear, but honestly it's not traction, but braking and steering, that are the usual limiting factors.
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Old 02.03.2018, 15:32
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But I have winter tyres on the car, and even having it, with this snow i wont even use the car
As far as we know you don't have a car here (yet)
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Old 04.03.2018, 15:32
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How many RWD cars do you know with a locking differential? Limited-slip, yes, some, but lockable, I don't think so.

Anyway, snow tyres are the thing. Front wheel drive is usually considered better than rear, but honestly it's not traction, but braking and steering, that are the usual limiting factors.
I meant LSD, sorry for using the wrong term
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Two weeks ago my household insurance called me
They were examining my contract (signed up online a few years ago), and found out that I opted for unnecessary cover options, paying too much. We fixed that up last week.

(Then I discovered that they modified the duration in the new contract, from 1 to 5 years, without highlighting it: luckily I always read the small text... )
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Old 06.03.2018, 17:44
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How many RWD cars do you know with a locking differential? Limited-slip, yes, some, but lockable, I don't think so.

Anyway, snow tyres are the thing. Front wheel drive is usually considered better than rear, but honestly it's not traction, but braking and steering, that are the usual limiting factors.
Aren't that "winter tyres", not "snow tyres"?
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Old 06.03.2018, 17:47
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Two weeks ago my household insurance called me
They were examining my contract (signed up online a few years ago), and found out that I opted for unnecessary cover options, paying too much. We fixed that up last week.

(Then I discovered that they modified the duration in the new contract, from 1 to 5 years, without highlighting it: luckily I always read the small text... )
Agents always get a commission on new contracts.
Nothing to do with Switzerland.

Also 5 years dont matter. Nothing legally binding about it in the end.
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Old 06.03.2018, 19:32
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Two weeks ago my household insurance called me
They were examining my contract (signed up online a few years ago), and found out that I opted for unnecessary cover options, paying too much. We fixed that up last week.

(Then I discovered that they modified the duration in the new contract, from 1 to 5 years, without highlighting it: luckily I always read the small text... )
You have been officially Switzerlanded, Congratulations!!
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Some months ago a Swiss lady asked if I had a plastic spoon at my cheese shop in the Vadukt market in Zürich (can't remember what she bought, it may have been yogurt or ice cream from another shop in the market). I looked in my misc shop cupboard but couldn't find one, so I gave her a metal one and asked her to bring it back. She said she wouldn't be back for ages as she lived in Bern. So I said keep it then, I have loads.

Yesterday she returned. And returned the spoon. She told me she only comes to Zürich 2 or 3 times a year and made a special trip to the Viadukt Market to return it. She put an industrial grade tape around it so it wouldn't fall off in the intervening months - I think the writing means Viadukt, British Guy - I tried to remove it, but after 10 minutes I gave up and decided to keep it as a souvenir.

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Old 22.08.2018, 15:37
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Some months ago a Swiss lady asked if I had a plastic spoon at my cheese shop in the Vadukt market in Zürich (can't remember what she bought, it may have been yogurt or ice cream from another shop in the market). I looked in my misc shop cupboard but couldn't find one, so I gave her a metal one and asked her to bring it back. She said she wouldn't be back for ages as she lived in Bern. So I said keep it then, I have loads.

Yesterday she returned. And returned the spoon. She told me she only comes to Zürich 2 or 3 times a year and made a special trip to the Viadukt Market to return it. She put an industrial grade tape around it so it wouldn't fall off in the intervening months - I think the writing means Viadukt, British Guy - I tried to remove it, but after 10 minutes I gave up and decided to keep it as a souvenir.

TIDS - This is Delightfully Swiss.
Well no, It's not Swiss. It's just decent human behaviour that can be observed amongst all nations.
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Old 22.08.2018, 16:42
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Well no, It's not Swiss. It's just decent human behaviour that can be observed amongst all nations.

I think it has to do with how neatly and methodically labelled the item of cutlery was returned.

In London it might have been bent and used as source of heating ones fix.
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Old 22.08.2018, 22:02
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Monday, I managed to break the bottle holder in the door of my V-Zug refrigerator; don't ask how!

I phoned V-Zug.

This morning a new bottle holder was sitting on my door step.
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Old 24.08.2018, 09:29
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Monday, I managed to break the bottle holder in the door of my V-Zug refrigerator; don't ask how!

I phoned V-Zug.

This morning a new bottle holder was sitting on my door step.
Did it not come with a an orange bill for 250 chuffs which included administrative fees? that would be truly TIS!
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Old 24.08.2018, 10:56
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Did it not come with a an orange bill for 250 chuffs which included administrative fees? that would be truly TIS!
Actually CHF 21.25 of which CHF 8.50 was for delivery, I was also surprised!
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Actually CHF 21.25 of which CHF 8.50 was for delivery, I was also surprised!
8.50 is for fast delivery, you should complain and say that you wanted slow delivery!

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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Last week a Swiss lass came into the market and ordered a Cream Cheese Bagel from me. As I was making it she said she had one last week and had a complaint.

"You charge 3.90 for these?" err. yes, that is correct. "It's too cheap!" err, but that's my price and I'm happy with that. She gave me a 5.00 coin and said "From now on I pay 5.00. 3.90 is FAR too cheap!"

This is Switzerland.
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A partner coming for overnight stays with a divorced parent of two kids, and parking the motor-bike on a side in order to not occupy a visitor parking spot.
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

My wife's phone completely discharged en route and she couldn't drive back home without the navigation.
A great soul first charged her phone a bit so she could run the GPS again, and then lent her her own charging cable because it turned out that one of her relatives lives in the same village as we do so could just drop the charging cable into their mailbox.
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You realize you're living in a clean, beautiful, highly efficient, performant country, when you've travelled quite a bit and have tried to get simple things done elsewhere.
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If you'd like to improve your swiss-german readability, start reading Wikipedia in Alemannic. It counts with over 25'000 articles written.
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Last week a Swiss lass came into the market and ordered a Cream Cheese Bagel from me. As I was making it she said she had one last week and had a complaint.

"You charge 3.90 for these?" err. yes, that is correct. "It's too cheap!" err, but that's my price and I'm happy with that. She gave me a 5.00 coin and said "From now on I pay 5.00. 3.90 is FAR too cheap!"

This is Switzerland.
She was flirting with you and you know it.
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