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Old 18.11.2015, 18:55
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I often set my bank transfers to pay bills on the Monday after the due date if they fall on a weekend.

I'm a bad person.
nah, you're just doing what seems to be done by many financial institutions...
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Re: The Swiss Rules you love to break

So this is like the confessionary, well I toast often without look deep in the eyes and say the name of the other, I also cross the street as pedestrian while the red light is on and last but not worst just say goodbye one.
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And I just remember that I never say my name when answering the phone. I just say hello
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Old 18.11.2015, 23:22
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The most satisfaction I have had is to point out to the natives that they are not keeping to their own rules. They suddenly become very friendly indeed. [Maybe I've been here too long? ]
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Cycling on the pavement and jaywalking always cheer me up. after that its hanging washing on the balcony....early in the morning, taking it in late afternoon! preferably on a sunday.
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Old 19.11.2015, 16:52
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I often set my bank transfers to pay bills on the Monday after the due date if they fall on a weekend.

I'm a bad person.
Uhhu.. You are such a "bad" person that your procedure is exactly according to code and verbatim out of a Swiss law book: Swiss Code of Obligations Art. 78.
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Old 19.11.2015, 17:35
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Uhhu.. You are such a "bad" person that your procedure is exactly according to code and verbatim out of a Swiss law book: Swiss Code of Obligations Art. 78.
I don't know whether to be impressed or horrified that you know this.
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Old 19.11.2015, 17:45
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I don't know whether to be impressed or horrified that you know this.
See the Housing forum.

It is also the answer to the question: We move out on end of March, but March 31st is on Holy Saturday, when is handover? Answer: Tuesday April 3rd.
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So this is like the confessionary, well I toast often without look deep in the eyes and say the name of the other, I also cross the street as pedestrian while the red light is on and last but not worst just say goodbye one.
Not looking into the eyes of the "toasted" means 12 months bad sex. That is why the eyes are so important.
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Not looking into the eyes of the "toasted" means 12 months bad sex.
But only if you believe such things!
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Not looking into the eyes of the "toasted" means 12 months bad sex.
If one was married to a Swiss, would one even notice?
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Old 20.11.2015, 21:43
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Not looking into the eyes of the "toasted" means 12 months bad sex. That is why the eyes are so important.

Or you start to play golf!
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Not looking into the eyes of the "toasted" means 12 months bad sex. That is why the eyes are so important.
better bad sex than no sex.
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Old 21.11.2015, 03:41
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better bad sex than no sex.
Indeed. So, again,
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Re: The Swiss Rules you love to break

I wasn't paying Billag for 4.5 years. They sent my the bill yesterday :-/
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Indeed. So, again,
Yes.
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Or you start to play golf!
Or pocket billiards.
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Re: The Swiss Rules you love to break

I sometimes eat on the bus.
I work on Sundays.
I poke avocados to see which one is ready to eat, been told of two times already by pedantic Migros staff... but come on how am I supposed to choose just by looking?
I sometimes talk on my mobile loudly during train journey.
I cross the street on the red light.
Very very naughty, I know.
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Old 24.11.2015, 11:00
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I sometimes eat on the bus.
Not sure this is a taboo here - you see it all the time on buses and trains, to the point that some are practically having BBQs.
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Not sure this is a taboo here - you see it all the time on buses and trains, to the point that some are practically having BBQs.
Indeed. In fact, one thing I note that is very, very different from Australia is that you can eat and drink on the buses and trains without being fined.

It is surprising how the buses and trains are still rather clean given that lack of restriction. Yes I know they are frequently cleaned and some will argue that they really aren't. But it could be a lot worse, and places where consuming food and drink on public transport aren't necessarily clean themselves.

In my experience, most people don't eat on the bus. Some will drink - alcohol included and not uncommon. The eating is perhaps a small bite like a roll, pastry or piece of fruit. I've seen people with McDonalds tucking in (more difficult if you have to stand). Much more common when travelling by train. Reminds me of a rather unusual anecdote: I boarded an IR at Luzern and was sitting opposite a well dressed lady who had bought a takeaway box of spaghetti. Unfortunately, she had neglected to collect a cutlery set, but she must have been rather hungry as she proceeded to eat the spaghetti carefully with her fingers! (i.e. pick up a handful of strands at a time and carefully lower it in her mouth) I would have offered her a fork if I had one (no dirty jokes, please)!

I guess the lack of everyone doing it is a social thing, i.e. most won't eat "on the run". There's also the whole thing about noise (eating crisps, the sound of bread on a sandwich cracking, biting into an apple...), mess (crumbs going over the place, a bit of food dropping from the sandwich...) and smell (particularly hot foods). I don't know about practically having BBQs......
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