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Exactly. You have three choices when standing in line:

1. Do anything you can to get to the beginning. Elbows, bribery and flirting are allowed and welcomed. It adds to the adrenalin rush.

2. Let people pass you while you get become more furious.

3. Walk away and soothe your nerves with a Cafe Zwetschgen.
4. Practice patience. Get there ahead of the time you'll need, and stand around feeling socioanthropologically amazed or nicely relaxed for having not bothered to engage in their elbowing, and enjoying the trust in the very likely fact that, in Switzerland, when you do finally get to the front of the queue, whatever it was that you wanted (cheese at the cheese-counter, entrance to the bus or cable-car, an exhibition) will probably still be available.
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Old 02.11.2019, 17:34
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Exactly. You have three choices when standing in line:

1. Do anything you can to get to the beginning. Elbows, bribery and flirting are allowed and welcomed. It adds to the adrenalin rush.

2. Let people pass you while you get become more furious.

3. Walk away and soothe your nerves with a Cafe Zwetschgen.
It used to bother me. It doesn't much now.

If someone pushes past me now, I just say "Frauen zuerst" - especially if it's a man.
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Old 02.11.2019, 17:35
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Re: are all swiss people odd

I’ll go in there.

Yes. Swiss people are odd. It’s weird, and I’ve spent my adult life-time trying to decipher it.

I’ve even born a Swiss / UK citizen, hoping that she would be different. But no, they are typically Swiss.

You can’t change it, unfortunately.
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Old 02.11.2019, 17:41
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The Swiss are reserved, polite, respectful and well brought up.
Try mixing this with a Mom whoís come from the UK
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Old 02.11.2019, 17:45
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Not as odd as Brits.
Totally

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Old 02.11.2019, 17:48
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Re: are all swiss people odd

Also odd that OP posted this and never replied
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Old 02.11.2019, 17:59
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Re: are all swiss people odd

There are odd people everywhere.
There are some odd Swiss people same as there odd people in any other country but for the most part they seem perfectly normal* to me.


*Whatever normal might be, one personís normal could be odd to another.
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What difference does that make?
A massive one. People in different parts of UK have very different kind of weirdness ... and same in CH- for sure.
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Old 02.11.2019, 19:49
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A massive one. People in different parts of UK have very different kind of weirdness ... and same in CH- for sure.
Stereotypes. We loves them.
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Old 02.11.2019, 19:52
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Re: are all swiss people odd

When I first moved here, we lived in central Zurich, and I thought there must be a law that made it illegal to smile in public or something. It's much better now that I live outside of the city. People are more laid back. But I think that, with any culture, you will always have people at both ends of the spectrum(s). Some who are more friendly, some who are less friendly, etc. There are some aspects of Swiss culture that I don't like but there are some that I love. But at the end of the day, I do consider myself extremely fortunate to be living here.
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Old 02.11.2019, 19:53
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Re: are all swiss people odd

well, it certainly is the point of this thread.

And they are often dipped in some truth
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Stereotypes. We loves them.
Yes, no need for stereotypes. When it comes to oddness, I am unique..

Nothing at all to do with the four or five places I am from.
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well, it certainly is the point of this thread.

And they are often dipped in some truth
Nope. They are the last refuge of the bigot.

I'm surprised you don't think so.
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Old 02.11.2019, 20:11
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Re: are all swiss people odd

with a pinch of salt, and a sense of humour ...

weirdos in my part of CH are very different to those in Tom's- or yours, for that matter. Same for the Potteries, deepest Devon, Norfolk or the East end.
Influenced by geography, culture, history, and so much more.
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Old 02.11.2019, 20:17
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When it comes to oddness, I am unique..

Nothing at all to do with the four or five places I am from.
Yes, agreed. Thanks. For me, the oddest person can sometimes be found just by looking in the mirror. And sometimes the most normal, too.
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Re: are all swiss people odd

r all britishers brexiteers, or even less dear



ma cha ned the foifer unds weggli ha
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Old 02.11.2019, 21:59
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r all britishers brexiteers, or even less dear



ma cha ned the foifer unds weggli ha

i prefer schoggi brot
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Old 02.11.2019, 22:37
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Most? Some? All?

You're going to get chastised here on EF if you generalise.

But yes - that's mostly true - unless you're in a queue (any queue).
It's because of our deep seated ski lift trauma. If you do not fight in the ski lift queue, you will never get up the mountain. At least that was the case in the t-bar lift days without queuing lanes...
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Old 02.11.2019, 23:21
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r all britishers brexiteers, or even less dear
SwissBred or inbred? Decidedly odd in any case.
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Re: are all swiss people odd

On EF, at least oddness is a given. The rest of Switzerland? No more odd than anywhere else.
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