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Old 05.09.2015, 02:10
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

E-mailing your banker with instructions without having to give out passwords TIS and it's bloody brilliant.

My worry is that, people are always trying to tamper with the system around the edges to make things better but most changes has the opposite effect and I fear that these small changes will take away what makes Switzerland paradise on earth.
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Old 08.09.2015, 14:02
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Went to a cafe/restaurant today.

The opening hours are as follows

Tuesday-Friday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00.

They have a lunch menu but I'm not sure when you're supposed to eat it as they are closed at lunchtime.

TIS.
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Old 10.09.2015, 08:44
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Going to stamp your 6-card to see that half the 1 is already removed.

Relieved when it stamps.

Then you count the stamps and realise it has been stamped 7 times.

Then restamping another card because it is the honest thing to do.
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Old 15.09.2015, 11:17
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

A double TIS in the last 24hrs.

Firstly, got on the bus yesterday at Manessaplatz (near enough to Knabbenschiessen for chancers). Ticket inspection - everyone had one!

Then today, went to the dentist () to be told they were in excellent condition with just a little bit of plaque. Still in the chair for 45mins of scraping and polishing
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Old 15.10.2015, 15:51
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Back in May I added a number of cars to my "marked list" on Autoscout - 12 - 1 of which I bought.

That leaves 11, of which 9 are still advertised for sale (although some have had a price cut).

That is around 250,000chf of stock - held for over 5mths!!
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Old 15.10.2015, 16:32
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I don't think I've heard of a more illiquid car market than CH's...

It's really annoying if you like cars and would like to swap them often. (1st world problem, right?)
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Had a Limo service pop up on facebook Zurich to Flims (140kms 140min approx.) 700Chuffs, I guess there is a call for it but 350hr is a good earn. (I don't include the return journey otherwise is lessens my outrage!)
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Old 29.10.2015, 17:38
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Belgianmum: your comment is really good! You got 100 points!
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Old 06.11.2015, 12:14
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Looking at trips to Scotland for next autumn and had a look for the price of a ferry - including cabins it would be 700gbp (to Newcastle)

I thought I would check on Swiss.com for flights (to Edinburgh) - 2,500chf. Turns out that is 2,500chf PER PERSON
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Bought a Zone extension ticket in SBB Mobile Apps. By mistake bought twice with time interval of 5 minutes.

Send a mail to the support team got repsonse in 30 Minutes and amount got refunded on sameday.

Too fast in customer support
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Old 11.11.2015, 21:31
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Article in Blick today about the 12 biggest failures that ladies make in bed, link here.

It is all in German language, I know we are supposed to offer a short translation but I am not sure how to perform this without risking being banned.

Anyway ladies; if you want to earn more bedtime points then here are your possibilities. If such things offend you then please do not click on the link!

Do not feel obliged to share your personal improvements; but fotos are always welcome
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Old 11.11.2015, 21:51
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

While I am here, an article (also German language) in Tage Anzeiger here.

It seems the Zürich police arrested around 100 people at an anti abortion demonstrationn on 19th September. The people who were arrested were part of a pro-abortion counter demonstration. The police took them down to the local station and forced around half of them to strip naked. Then they carried out "external" cavity checks; what they were looking for I do not know - maybe super-compact 100,000 volt foetus killers??

Why they forced only half to strip is not clear; maybe they only selected the hot ones??

The Zürich city council has now declared "This measure was not necessary".

Not necessary?? There was a recent post here about a banned driver who has to undergo a mental fitness to drive before he gets his licence returned.

These uniformed perverts should also have mental examinations before being allowed on the streets again.
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Old 12.11.2015, 11:03
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

If I'm in TIA, it doesn't surprise me to see bakkie full of domestic workers while the owner and his bulldog occupy the front seats ...

Yesterday, I came back from Warsaw and on my way to the airport I had a delicious doughnut filled with eggnog, chocolate with some crisps topping and a medium size coffee all in special served for CHF2.25 and pretty cashier's smile to boot. Few days before I had a rather mediocre quality caffe latte in one of Zürich's coffee shops for CHF5.50 served by grumpy waiter to annoy me even more

The KLM served nice South African Shiraz but their sandwiches were crappy though. The whole exit from Flughalfen didn't take more than 7min and I managed to buy my ticket with mobile app on the go (airport wifi worked impeccable as usual). The train arrived perfectly on time as usual and when I was about to get off on the platform in Baden, I realized that green flashing exit button didn't illuminate - it was broken. I had to use another exit in a hurry while people started boarding the train. Enough of those first world problems for a day

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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

One of my first weekends in Switzerland, the weather was nice so I went for walk. Went up the Gurten first. Then once up there I noticed a sign "Kehrsatz 1h" with a station symbol behind. So I followed that. Being able to just go on ad hoc walks.... TIS.
Then when I arrived a Kehratz station the ticket vending machine wasn't working. So I boarded the train without a ticket, expecting to be able to buy one from the conductor like in my home country.
However, there are no conductors on local trains. TIS.
So I asked another traveller what I was supposed to do? She told me to just buy my ticket upon arrival in Bern. Which I did. TIS.
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Old 12.11.2015, 13:35
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After changing my summer to winter tires, I decided rather than dragging them in my "cave" again to just leave them nicely stacked in my parking spot in the underground garage.

Received a registered letter from the regie within 2 days demanding me to remove the "objects" from the parking space, because "as per my duly signed contract clause x" I am only allowed to park a vehicle in my parking place and nothing else. TIS
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

[QUOTE=dodgyken;2403700]We all know TIA - This Is Africa - which explains why something is simply because it is in Africa. Example: 20 people loaded into the back of a bucky.

There is also TIS - This is Switzerland - which explains why something is simply because it is in Switzerland.

Forgot my credit card at the gas station, I called there 3 hours later and the shop assistant who found it, took it directly to my bank. In 2 days I had the card back!!! TIS
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Old 12.11.2015, 15:13
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Sawdust running track covered in leaves (well it is autumn). Stadt-Zurich maintenance out this afternoon clearing the leaves

TIS
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Old 12.11.2015, 16:41
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

I found a note on my windscreen the other evening apologising for the 'damage' to my car and asking me to call the offender who had confessed. It was dark and i couldn't see anything... today I notice a 'scrape' about hair's width about 4cm long.. I gave it a rub with my thumb and it pretty much disappeared. I wont bother calling the incredibly honest perp.
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Old 12.11.2015, 16:56
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Some friends came to visit in the Summertime and we hadn't any room to host them. Weather being gorgeous, they camped for a few nights at a secluded spot with an incredible view, on the edge of the forest. It must not be allowed - for they came back in the evening and found a sticky note on the tent, asking them to go down to the police station
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Old 12.11.2015, 17:03
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Some friends came to visit in the Summertime and we hadn't any room to host them. Weather being gorgeous, they camped for a few nights at a secluded spot with an incredible view, on the edge of the forest. It must not be allowed - for they came back in the evening and found a sticky note on the tent, asking them to go down to the police station
Someone told me that in CH you're allowed to camp somewhere that is not a designated camp area only when it's getting dark and you can't get to shelter in time. Think of it like hiking in the mountain, you didn't make it back in time, so you can spend the night in a tent.

This is clearly hearsay, and while I did find it a nice approach, I don't know how true it is
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