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jacek 12.11.2015 17:03

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Some agency send me a regular post with a stamp valued CHF10. When I asked them later during the meeting if it was necessary to do so, they told me it must have been an apprentice who probably made a mistake meaning CHF1 and A-Post instead. Who cares? There is no difference between 1 and 10 chuffs in such a rich country like Switzerland, right? TIS ;)

dodgyken 13.11.2015 14:34

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TIS** #1
Last year we were broken into and a few things stolen. The policeman at the time cursed that it would have been "bloody Romanians".

TIS** #2
Yesterday we received a letter from the police saying they know who the person is but as he has no fixed abode in Switzerland they have been unable to trace him. In a 3 month period he clocked 26 break-ins, although actually over just 5-6 days - each time at the end of the month. 1 night he did 7 places. :eek:
The nationality of the person??? You've guessed it Romanian :eek::eek::eek:



**S - where in the this case S is more SVP :D

RTN 21.11.2015 18:29

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So my wife is doing rainy day clean out and finds a restaurant voucher she won in 2004. Calls the restaurant and they will still accept it! Comment - our menu might have changed, so off we go tonight. TIS

Andycb 21.11.2015 23:01

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I left once my Mercedes to do the service in a Mercedes garage in Zurich, at the end of the day I was so busy that I couldn't go pick up it, so I ask a grind to go and take it for me, in few minutes he was back with the car, none call me from the Garage to check - TIS

Nyonais 22.11.2015 02:06

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1. In 2009 a student in the family was going back from Nyon to ZRH by train in the night. Changed the train in Biel and immediately realised that a brand new rucksack was forgotten in the first train which was now speeding towards Basle. Contacted the Conductor in the new train to ZRH, who made all sorts of phone calls and asked the youngster to go to the lost and found in ZRH the following morning.

Next morning, lo and behold the new rucksack is handed back with all the contents intact!

2. 15 years ago I had just moved to CH and was staying at Illnau. The wife was visiting and unknowingly threw the garbage in an ordinary (non-gemeinde) sac. It was a 30L sac absolutely full. 2-3 months later we received a letter which quoted all sorts of rules (A4 size paper) and warned us that if they caught us using a non-gemeinde sac again we would fined about CHF550/-. When the wife was visiting again in a few months, I asked her to go the concerned person and explain and apologise. Somebody had gone through 30L of garbage, checked the bar codes on the discarded Migros/Coop containers and connected it to our Cumulus/Super karte and eventually tracked us! Holy sh*t:D

dodgyken 27.11.2015 08:46

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Spotted someone having a can of Red Bull and a cigarette at 7am TIS
While driving a 911 Turbo Convertible Double-TIS
:rolleyes:

Guest 27.11.2015 08:52

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dodgyken (Post 2494158)
Spotted someone having a can of Red Bull and a cigarette at 7am TIS
While driving a 911 Turbo Convertible Double-TIS
:rolleyes:

Smoking cigarettes in a Porsche? I bet that driver was an Auslander, not a Swiss. Where would he flick the ashes?

Guest 27.11.2015 08:58

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Originally Posted by Phos (Post 2494160)
Smoking cigarettes in a Porsche? I bet that driver was an Auslander, not a Swiss. Where would he flick the ashes?

Ragtop. TIS.

Guest 27.11.2015 09:09

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hmmm, I think the ashes would go into the air intake, therefore, I call Auslander driver in Switzerland. TIS. :D

Assassin 27.11.2015 09:15

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dodgyken (Post 2494158)
Spotted someone having a can of Red Bull and a cigarette at 7am TIS
While driving a 911 Turbo Convertible Double-TIS
:rolleyes:

Hey, don't underestimate how stressful it is driving those 150 yards taking the kids to school.

Guest 27.11.2015 09:53

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nyonais (Post 2490307)
2. 15 years ago I had just moved to CH and was staying at Illnau. The wife was visiting and unknowingly threw the garbage in an ordinary (non-gemeinde) sac. It was a 30L sac absolutely full. 2-3 months later we received a letter which quoted all sorts of rules (A4 size paper) and warned us that if they caught us using a non-gemeinde sac again we would fined about CHF550/-. When the wife was visiting again in a few months, I asked her to go the concerned person and explain and apologise. Somebody had gone through 30L of garbage, checked the bar codes on the discarded Migros/Coop containers and connected it to our Cumulus/Super karte and eventually tracked us! Holy sh*t:D

I expect there was a receipt or a paper with your name/address on it as with just bar codes you cannot prove anything at all.

A milk carton has a bar code, how many milk cartons are sold daily ....?

olygirl 27.11.2015 09:58

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Jungburgerfeier: All freshly-turned 18 year olds in the area are taken out to dinner by the council members and consequently get totally hammered: all paid for by the Gemeinde.

jacek 27.11.2015 10:44

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Phos (Post 2494165)
hmmm, I think the ashes would go into the air intake, therefore, I call Auslander driver in Switzerland. TIS. :D

Streets are always clean, despite the drivers notoriously chuck out the window their cigarette butts. How do they manage to achieve such impeccable conditions with so much damage? Welcome to TIS!

Adnanal 27.11.2015 12:17

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I did my first driving test. Everything was perfect except that I forgot to indicate once at a roundabout and took the wrong direction once because I didn't understand the very strong swiss accent the expert had. I failed the test. TIS

porsch1909 27.11.2015 12:26

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Adnanal (Post 2494265)
I did my first driving test. Everything was perfect except that I forgot to indicate once at a roundabout and took the wrong direction once because I didn't understand the very strong swiss accent the expert had. I failed the test. TIS

You'd fail that in almost any developed country :rolleyes:

Adnanal 27.11.2015 12:28

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only 2 mistakes? one of them is a small one (indicator) the other doesn't even count?(lack of communication)

jacek 27.11.2015 12:32

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Originally Posted by Adnanal (Post 2494283)
only 2 mistakes? one of them is a small one (indicator) the other doesn't even count?(lack of communication)

There are some things in life that you cannot blame on language barrier ... Irrespective of TIS :D

porsch1909 27.11.2015 12:35

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Adnanal (Post 2494283)
only 2 mistakes? one of them is a small one (indicator) the other doesn't even count?(lack of communication)

Forgetting to indicate isn't a small mistake :rofl:

Adnanal 27.11.2015 12:37

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Aight mate according to what I was told some people here make up to 4 mistakes and still pass. It all depends on how strict the expert is and what I think is that in my case it was very ridiculous to fail me.

newtoswitz 27.11.2015 12:37

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Adnanal (Post 2494292)
Aight mate according to what I was told some people here make up to 4 mistakes and still pass. It all depends on how strict the expert is and what I think is that in my case it was very ridiculous to fail me.

Says everyone who has ever failed their driving test.


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