Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06.09.2019, 18:32
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 4,020
Groaned at 37 Times in 31 Posts
Thanked 5,612 Times in 2,012 Posts
McTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond repute
Mr Grumpy stays positive

Today, I thought I would stay positive, so I tried to ignore:


- The neighbours who can't help but slam the doors of their car at 5.30 a.m., depriving me of a precious 15 extra minute-sleep.
- The pillock who lets his dog run free in the morning and shit all over the common green.
- The door in the middle of the bus that the driver would not open and therefore I had to step in at the front of the bus...I did give a big "bonjour" and a big smile, because it is all about being positive, right?
- The dickhead on his motorbike who overtook the bus in a dangerous bend while a car arrived in the opposite direction, forcing the bus to brake suddenly and sending half the passengers flying.
- The pain in the arse parents at work who keep sending emails when their little (12 year-old, for f**** sake!) has only been back 3 days at school (yesterday was Bank Holiday in Geneva).
- The fact that Geneva Public Transport system advertise their "Pay by text" scheme on a ridiculously wee poster placed completely above eye and even head level, so that you can only see it if you're actually on the bus.
- People who try and jump the queue at the canteen at work (over my dead body!)
- The avocado in my mixed salad had turned brown and the tuna was dry as hay.
- Oops, another email from same parents! Ignore and smile.
- The colleague who has not read the minutes of the meeting and as a result left me with two extra hours of work today because she screwed up big way and as her boss I have to pick up the pieces.
- The neighbour's kid who at 6 screams and does tantrums including kicking the common door when really the only kick should be in the arse by her parents.


... but it is bloody hard!!!
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank McTAVGE for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 06.09.2019, 18:47
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Mr Grumpy stays positive

Go and have a beer or ten, possibly with chasers is my advice
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 06.09.2019, 19:08
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 10,407
Groaned at 342 Times in 279 Posts
Thanked 15,181 Times in 7,792 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mr Grumpy stays positive

Magnesium supplements, mr. Grumpy. Take a long, brisk walk, breathe in, breathe out.
Don't drink, it will make things worse. (this is what I tell my OH but he never listens )

Last edited by greenmount; 06.09.2019 at 19:09. Reason: I hate auto correct
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank greenmount for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 06.09.2019, 21:47
slammer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lummerland
Posts: 5,285
Groaned at 145 Times in 101 Posts
Thanked 9,147 Times in 3,466 Posts
slammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mr Grumpy stays positive

You could do a war yodel.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank slammer for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 07.09.2019, 00:28
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vaud
Posts: 1,431
Groaned at 113 Times in 73 Posts
Thanked 1,543 Times in 882 Posts
yacek has a reputation beyond reputeyacek has a reputation beyond reputeyacek has a reputation beyond reputeyacek has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mr Grumpy stays positive

Consider moving to a nice villa away from the town and drive to work :-)
Edit: and work from home half of the week...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank yacek for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 07.09.2019, 01:10
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 4,020
Groaned at 37 Times in 31 Posts
Thanked 5,612 Times in 2,012 Posts
McTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mr Grumpy stays positive

Quote:
View Post
Consider moving to a nice villa away from the town and drive to work :-)
Edit: and work from home half of the week...


Can't be more away from town, in a wee village in the middle of nowhere!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07.09.2019, 01:11
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 4,020
Groaned at 37 Times in 31 Posts
Thanked 5,612 Times in 2,012 Posts
McTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mr Grumpy stays positive

Quote:
View Post
Consider moving to a nice villa away from the town and drive to work :-)
Edit: and work from home half of the week...


Regarding working from home, I am still waiting for the perfect, charismatic classroom hologram of myself!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank McTAVGE for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 07.09.2019, 01:12
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 4,020
Groaned at 37 Times in 31 Posts
Thanked 5,612 Times in 2,012 Posts
McTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mr Grumpy stays positive

Quote:
View Post
You could do a war yodel.
Now, here's a thought!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07.09.2019, 08:17
MusicChick's Avatar
modified, reprogrammed and doctored²
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 16,828
Groaned at 361 Times in 248 Posts
Thanked 19,343 Times in 10,099 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mr Grumpy stays positive

Quote:
View Post
You could do a war yodel.
Could you show us how?

Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank MusicChick for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Samsung S4 - always stays AWAKE raaaj TV/internet/telephone 6 31.07.2016 16:43
Short Term Stays Sgiobair Og Housing in general 5 22.06.2016 09:09
Farm holiday stays/agriturismo in Switzerland? Konuku Travel/day trips/free time 6 26.07.2014 09:44
Collar Stays Caviarchips Language corner 21 21.02.2013 10:12
ETH Zürich stays in global top 20 The Local Swiss news via The Local 0 06.09.2011 12:00


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 17:16.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0