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It was a fellow customer.
Oh, then not worth getting upset at all.
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Old 21.02.2019, 21:50
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If someone pushes in, you are best to point it out in the local lingo with a firm ‘excuse me I was next in line’ or even ‘didn’t you ever learn any manners?’
Never heard of anyone in Switzerland making a line??????
It's based on respect of first come, first served
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Old 21.02.2019, 21:54
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I love the fact that you all know what languages the checkout staff speak at your local supermarket.

The only words I can be certain that the ladies in our Coop know are "Supercard" and "Märkli".

Am I missing something?
Who knows what goes on on in them there mountains / valleys?
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Old 21.02.2019, 21:54
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Am I missing something?
They also ask "Quittig wähle?"
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Old 21.02.2019, 22:04
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Or do as I do. Get Swiss citizenship, then you can say "This is my own country, by choice, as opposed to just happening to have been born on this bit of rock, like you."
Goodness, they'd have me chained outside like their pet dogs until the Police arrived, and no-one will have noticed unless I decrement the stores entrance steps
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Old 21.02.2019, 22:10
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Never heard of anyone in Switzerland making a line??????
It's based on respect of first come, first served
Dunno. There’s usually some semblance of a queue in the supermarkets I go to

I meant it more in the way of ‘didn’t you see me standing here.’

I usually let someone in before me if they’re standing there with a box of eggs or a can of Coke and I’ve got a trolley load and people normally reciprocate.
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Old 21.02.2019, 22:14
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I love the fact that you all know what languages the checkout staff speak at your local supermarket.

The only words I can be certain that the ladies in our Coop know are "Supercard" and "Märkli".

Am I missing something?
My cashier sang me "We wish you a merry Christmas" to me a couple of months ago. Have no idea where he's from (not CH).

Made my Year.
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Old 21.02.2019, 22:21
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Dunno. There’s usually some semblance of a queue in the supermarkets I go to
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Problem is, supermarkets are so small, the queues go in serpentine line between the racks.
So you feel good walking up to the check out, when you look around the last rack to see the queue ..... up until the horizon of ..... the next rack.
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Old 21.02.2019, 22:52
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.....I said well where I come from the people waiting already go to the new queue......
That's not even logic. They drive like that where you come from too?

Where do you come from, if I may ask?
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Old 21.02.2019, 23:04
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I use the self serve check out and take my time.


Even the self service checkout insults me and tells me to go home. It says "auf wiedersehen", which is a clear racial slur telling me to go back to my country.

This is why I usually steal my food.
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Old 21.02.2019, 23:11
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Even the self service checkout insults me and tells me to go home. It says "auf wiedersehen", which is a clear racial slur telling me to go back to my country.

This is why I usually steal my food.
This is exactly why I choose to go to the cashier, and not the racist automat
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Old 21.02.2019, 23:32
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Even the self service checkout insults me and tells me to go home. It says "auf wiedersehen", which is a clear racial slur telling me to go back to my country.

This is why I usually steal my food.
Actually not quiet.
When the self service checkout tells you "Adieu" you really need to worry.
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Old 21.02.2019, 23:39
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How do you know they're not Swiss? Do Swiss people have a flag tattooed on their foreheads?
You can tell by the way they speak dialect, if at all.
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Old 21.02.2019, 23:41
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When a new till opens at a supermarket, why is a mad rush and not a queue with the people who have waited the longest first.
A completely alien concept, never encountered it. A new till => everyone for themselves..... same at the SBB etc...
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Old 21.02.2019, 23:46
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Never. Not once in fourteen years.
Nope, never in 28 years. But then I'm will known around the town and my dialect is much better than my High German in any case.
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Old 22.02.2019, 01:38
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It's hard to miss the Ticinese dialect.
I'm confused now. My mate was born and raised in Ticino and swears there's no noticable difference between his dialect and Milanese.

I've never been told to go back to my own country in Switzerland. It happened a few times in the US, but I've been told to eff off back to Switzerland by my mates in the UK when they've run out of Swiss Vodka, Läderach, Sprüngli or Caotina Blanc, which one couple developed a strange liking for whilst here.

As for supermarket queues, there's a Swiss girl I got to know in passing at one of the supermarket checkouts in Oerlikon when we first arrived and my German was very sketchy. Many months later, I was in a queue at her till and caught myself tutting at a guy who pushed past everyone. She laughed and said "Now you are Swiss". And there's another Swiss lady at the checkout of another shop that I've been going to for 3yrs, who always stops for a chat if she's not too busy. she kindly teaches me the Swiss German names for everything I've bought. She's a real sweetheart.
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Dunno. There’s usually some semblance of a queue in the supermarkets I go to

I meant it more in the way of ‘didn’t you see me standing here.’

I usually let someone in before me if they’re standing there with a box of eggs or a can of Coke and I’ve got a trolley load and people normally reciprocate.
It was a new line of which OP felt entitled of a spot more upfront than the woman.
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I'm sorry that it became such an ordeal and it left you feeling awful. I am a visible minority and meine Deutsch nicht so gut (you get the gist). I have never felt discriminated or been given any evil eye. I am a happy-go-lucky person and tend to (more often than not) give way, or help others when in need. The gratitude in the form of smiles is very gratifying and sustaining. It often leaves me in a glow, and I grin like an idiot long after that. Life is short. Be kind to one another. Try it. You just might get addicted.

Cheerio...
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Old 22.02.2019, 06:22
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I'm sorry that it became such an ordeal and it left you feeling awful. I am a visible minority and meine Deutsch nicht so gut (you get the gist). I have never felt discriminated or been given any evil eye. I am a happy-go-lucky person and tend to (more often than not) give way, or help others when in need. The gratitude in the form of smiles is very gratifying and sustaining. It often leaves me in a glow, and I grin like an idiot long after that. Life is short. Be kind to one another. Try it. You just might get addicted.

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A completely alien concept, never encountered it. A new till => everyone for themselves..... same at the SBB etc...
Even in the UK where people actually know how to queue in all circumstances a new till opening represents a fresh opportunity and all normal queuing rules are briefly dissolved.
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