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Re: Laundry Etiquette/How to's

Most Important Point Of All:

Do not kid yourself that you will ever completely arrive at the point for a sustained period of time where you have perfectly to satisfied your neighbors in how courteous you have been in the handling of the infamous Swiss laundry room.


Getting a nasty note or being told off by some elderly Swiss Hausfrau is a critical right of passage for most Auslanders.

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Most Important Point Of All:

Do not kid yourself that you will ever completely arrive at the point for a sustained period of time where you have perfectly to satisfied your neighbors in how courteous you have been in the handling of the infamous Swiss laundry room.


Getting a nasty note or being told off by some elderly Swiss Hausfrau is a critical right of passage for most Auslanders.
Well the Swiss hausfrau/man can be the worst in not cleaning!
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Excellent! This deserves a prize! Thanks for sharing. I laughed and laughed.
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Re: Laundry Etiquette/How to's

"Getting a nasty note or being told off by some elderly Swiss Hausfrau is a critical right of passage for most Auslanders."

I just used to smile sweetly and say "es tut mir leid" a lot. I got round one old lady by bringing her and her best friend jars of heather honey from Scotland, I knew she used to store honey in her basement space. I was treated like a minor VIP after that. There are ways and means
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"Getting a nasty note or being told off by some elderly Swiss Hausfrau is a critical right of passage for most Auslanders."

I just used to smile sweetly and say "es tut mir leid" a lot. I got round one old lady by bringing her and her best friend jars of heather honey from Scotland, I knew she used to store honey in her basement space. I was treated like a minor VIP after that. There are ways and means
Yes. I was even accused of stealing a bra from the drying room!
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Yes. I was even accused of stealing a bra from the drying room!
Yes, years ago that happened to a male neighbour of mine, too. He was distraught at having been so accused, when there was no truth in that at all, and he kept asking me, over and over: "But what on earth does she think that I would want to do with it? Is there a market for second-hand bras?"
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Yes. I was even accused of stealing a bra from the drying room!
So, did you?
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So, did you?
Of course not. It would not have been my size anyhow!
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Yes, years ago that happened to a male neighbour of mine, too. He was distraught at having been so accused, when there was no truth in that at all, and he kept asking me, over and over: "But what on earth does she think that I would want to do with it? Is there a market for second-hand bras?"
Apparently she thought he's some sort of deviant.

Very old article, but just to give you an idea.

https://archive.seattletimes.com/arc...5&slug=2119295
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Re: Laundry Etiquette/How to's

You just leave the equipment the way you found it. If you think you would want to use it after you spruced it up a bit, then it's good enough for everyone.
And don't get all that wound up just because you share the washing room with Swiss. Notes and letters - it's the way they communicate to avoid verbal confrontations.
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You just leave the equipment the way you found it. If you think you would want to use it after you spruced it up a bit, then it's good enough for everyone.
And don't get all that wound up just because you share the washing room with Swiss. Notes and letters - it's the way they communicate to avoid verbal confrontations.
I haven't seen a Swiss for a long time
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Yes. I was even accused of stealing a bra from the drying room!
By a guy?
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Re: Laundry Etiquette/How to's

You just leave the equipment the way you found it. If you think you would want to use it after you spruced it up a bit, then it's good enough for everyone.
And don't get all that wound up just because you share the washing room with the Swiss. Notes and letters - it's the way they communicate to avoid verbal confrontations.

Added 'the' to appease a pernickety EFer. It must be very important to him/her on a grand scale of things.
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You just leave the equipment the way you found it. If you think you would want to use it after you spruced it up a bit, then it's good enough for everyone.
And don't get all that wound up just because you share the washing room with the Swiss. Notes and letters - it's the way they communicate to avoid verbal confrontations.

Added 'the' to appease a pernickety EFer. It must be very important to him/her on a grand scale of things.
It's actually persnickety......just kidding!
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