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TIS - This Is Switzerland

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.

Kicking things off.
- A friend left their phone on top of their bag at the pool, going off to another section for 45mins. They went back and their phone was still there. TIS

- Going to test drive a car and the dealer just hands you the keys - no scanning of licence or going with you. TIS

- Buying a watch for 10k, calling the insurance to add it as an individual item only to be told that you only need to name items over 20k. TIS

- Buying a 25 year old car and finding it has all the documents including original "Dealer map of Europe (without the M25!!!!)" and a service book covering 25 years and 250,000km with every service done at a BMW dealer. TIS
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Out of 40 people in my office there are two natives. TIS.
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Old 12.06.2015, 10:44
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

- went for MFK and the whole thing was on time, took ten minutes, the place was spotless, and I stayed in the car while it was lifted 3m in the air on a ramp and shaken to test the suspension - cool .TIS.
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- went for MFK and the whole thing was on time, took ten minutes, the place was spotless, and I stayed in the car while it was lifted 3m in the air on a ramp and shaken to test the suspension - cool .TIS.

This is very new then, they don't usualy let you into the test area, let alone leave you in the car when it's on the ramp......another case of "TIS" ?
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This is very new then, they don't usualy let you into the test area, let alone leave you in the car when it's on the ramp......another case of "TIS" ?
They always have when I've taken a bike or car in for MFK.

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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

What a fabulous thread! I hope it stays positive....

Thanks for posting ....
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What a fabulous thread! I hope it stays positive....
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Kaltbrunn SG test centre.

Very automated - plates on the floor that automatically checked the suspension, rollers for brake testing and the shaking ramp thing.

Also efficient to use me - I did the indicators and brakes so he could check the lights without walking backwards and forwards, and steering wheel and handbrake for the linkages.

Was slightly surprised he also did the emergency stop and hill start with me in the car as well, but probably a good idea - I wonder if they ever get someone say "ah, can I just admit something about my brakes before we try" TISx2

Ten minutes from Grüezi to Tshüss.
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This is very new then, they don't usualy let you into the test area, let alone leave you in the car when it's on the ramp......another case of "TIS" ?
This is definitely not Basel.

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Did you ask her if the boys also have their own iron? If yes, then TINRS=This is not really Switzerland.
In Basel they do and the girls (at least in my daughters class) get to practise putting condoms on broomsticks in case their partner later in life is handicaped.

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Old 16.06.2015, 23:05
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This is definitely not Basel.



In Basel they do and the girls (at least in my daughters class) get to practise putting condoms on broomsticks in case their partner later in life is handicaped.
Broomstick?; does not sound handicapped to me? Now condoms on toothpicks......
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- went for MFK and the whole thing was on time, took ten minutes, the place was spotless, and I stayed in the car while it was lifted 3m in the air on a ramp and shaken to test the suspension - cool .TIS.
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This is very new then, they don't usualy let you into the test area, let alone leave you in the car when it's on the ramp
Depends on the canton. TIS.
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Family out for a meal in a restaurant and order a steak tartar. It is for the 10 year old. TIS

Small local drinks shop stocks Cristal at 200chf a bottle. TIS
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The regie charging you 150chf for nameplates for the doorbell, that you didn't ask for. TIS

The place where you work at, charging you 110chf (a "deposit") to give you the keys to your office (really!!!!). TIS

Your health insurance company not being able to implement a standard direct debit with the bank for six+ months, but at the same time sending bills for a period that you didn't have a contract with them. TIS
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My son (6) came home from kinsky, all happy that he was taught how to light a fire - then begged us to buy matches for him to practise at home. . TIS

I found a 10fr note in a bin in Migros, took it to the Customer Service desk, and the girl did not even bat an eyelid. Must be another normal day at work.
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My son (6) came home from kinsky, all happy that he was taught how to light a fire - then begged us to buy matches for him to practise at home. . TIS

I found a 10fr note in a bin in Migros, took it to the Customer Service desk, and the girl did not even bat an eyelid. Must be another normal day at work.
A proper TIS is:
- Went to COOP to buy lunch and a few things for dinner. It came to about 30chf - handed over a 1,000chf note. Cashier didn't bat an eyelid. TIS

- Submitted my tax return - received the final bill and they had corrected my form resulting in me paying LESS tax. TIS
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The regie charging you 150chf for nameplates for the doorbell, that you didn't ask for. TIS

The place where you work at, charging you 110chf (a "deposit") to give you the keys to your office (really!!!!). TIS

Your health insurance company not being able to implement a standard direct debit with the bank for six+ months, but at the same time sending bills for a period that you didn't have a contract with them. TIS
This should be in the "You've been Switzerlanded" thread
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This should be in the "You've been Switzerlanded" thread
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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.
Just as well you didn't include the British comparative example:
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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.

Kicking things off.
- A friend left their phone on top of their bag at the pool, going off to another section for 45mins. They went back and their phone was still there. TIS

- Going to test drive a car and the dealer just hands you the keys - no scanning of licence or going with you. TIS

- Buying a watch for 10k, calling the insurance to add it as an individual item only to be told that you only need to name items over 20k. TIS

- Buying a 25 year old car and finding it has all the documents including original "Dealer map of Europe (without the M25!!!!)" and a service book covering 25 years and 250,000km with every service done at a BMW dealer. TIS

its Bakkie
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walking home from gym around triemley area and having a small fox cross my path...

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