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Old 15.02.2017, 13:17
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Re: The Swiss Rules you love to break

Breaking rules out of 'etwa' ignorance:
For the first two months I would signal for my stop on the bus, then wait politely for the driver to open doors for me. On many occasions the driver and i exchanged veeeery lengthy glances in his rear view mirror: him - a look of disbelief, and me - 'common, darling, open doors, I haven't all day'!

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Breaking rules out of 'etwa' ignorance:
For the first two months I would signal for my stop on the bus, then wait politely for the driver to open doors for me. On many occasions the driver and i exchanged veeeery lengthy glances in his rear view mirror: him - a look of disbelief, and me - 'common, darling, open doors, I haven't all day'!

Eh?

Don't the buses in Zug have the same buttons to operate the doors like most other Swiss buses? Maybe he was wondering why you weren't pressing it yourself or the staring you were doing into his rearview mirror was a sign you had the hots for him...
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Old 15.02.2017, 14:13
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Old 15.02.2017, 14:52
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Don't the buses in Zug have the same buttons to operate the doors like most other Swiss buses? Maybe he was wondering why you weren't pressing it yourself or the staring you were doing into his rearview mirror was a sign you had the hots for him...
As usual in Switzerland it depends on the canton.
At some places the driver hits automatically the button. Every time. Which means if you press as well but so slightly sooner as the driver the door closes immediately again.
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Old 15.02.2017, 15:10
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There's two of you doing this?!!

That's anarchy!
With me, that would be THREE
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For the first two months I would signal for my stop on the bus, then wait politely for the driver to open doors for me. On many occasions the driver and i exchanged veeeery lengthy glances in his rear view mirror: him - a look of disbelief, and me - 'common, darling, open doors, I haven't all day'!
Or maybe one of the passengers openned the door for you saying common, darling, I haven't all day.?
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Old 15.02.2017, 15:43
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Or maybe one of the passengers openned the door for you saying common, darling, I haven't all day.?
The Swiss don't "darling" strangers = an other rule broken.
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'common, darling, open doors, I haven't all day'!
I'd probably glare at you too, if you called me "common".
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Re: The Swiss Rules you love to break

This is all very helpful, thank you! I've read some of these in books and other places, but some I never knew. If/when we move to Lausanne this summer I will be sure and post my rebellions.

Question - are there different rules in Lausanne?? Are they as strict about this stuff there?
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Old 19.03.2017, 07:17
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Re: The Swiss Rules you love to break

My laundry is regularly done at night, during the "Ruhezeit"

And I love it!!!!!
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Old 19.03.2017, 11:49
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Go to work late! Come home early!
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This is all very helpful, thank you! I've read some of these in books and other places, but some I never knew. If/when we move to Lausanne this summer I will be sure and post my rebellions.

Question - are there different rules in Lausanne?? Are they as strict about this stuff there?
Nope. We can do whatever we want... NOT
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Interesting to imagine ....

One would sit down with a lawyer, obtain witnesses, prepare and deliver a substantiated argument before a court of law about the detailed circumstances surrounding their needing to poo and why it was of benefit to all in the vicinity that this poo be flushed within a particular timeframe.
And people say Americans have frivolous lawsuits!!
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Re: The Swiss Rules you love to break

This year I'm going to Appenzell Innerrhoden in April, I'm going to buy a cheap plastic sword and going to vote in the inner circle during the Landsgemeinde
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And people say Americans have frivolous lawsuits!!
It's a complete myth about flushing the loo at night, propagated by foreigners who know no better than to repeat rubbish
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Re: The Swiss Rules you love to break

I am laughing way to hard at this thread
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I am laughing way to hard at this thread
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It's a complete myth about flushing the loo at night, propagated by foreigners who know no better than to repeat rubbish
Say what you want sir, but my upstairs neighbour has once apologised for flushing the toilet during the night too many a time because, apparently, she had some stomach bug.

that was one of the (many) embarrassing moments of my life and I didn't know what to reply first
- feel sorry for her ailments and wish her get well soon, or
- it's Ok, the sound of flushing toilet is music to my ears!

Nah, I didn't hear anything actually, but it amused me greatly that she apologised.
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