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Old 18.05.2021, 22:36
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and here you are on this English Forum... with "us" - not very "swiss alike"
I wore shorts and sandals to work today, and will continue to do so until September.

Doesn't get more Swiss than that!

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Old 18.05.2021, 23:07
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I wore shorts and sandals to work today, and will continue to do so until September.

Doesn't get more Swiss than that!

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what's the big deal - everyone this days get's away with pyjamas and 4-days old shirt - real swiss is one that still has a suit and tie and drove for 45min in rounds until he got back to his home office complaining on traffic on the roundabout !

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Old 18.05.2021, 23:11
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what's the big deal - everyone this days get's away with pyjamas and 4-days old shirt - real swiss is one that still has a suit and tie and drove for 45min in rounds until he got back to his home office complaining on traffic on the roundabout !

Umm, I drive 1/2 hour and work in an office?

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Old 19.05.2021, 07:53
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I wore shorts and sandals to work today, and will continue to do so until September.

Doesn't get more Swiss than that!

Tom
just shorts and sandals tom?




i did say this thread is worthless w/o pics.
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Old 19.05.2021, 09:23
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Some Swiss/people in general do not like to be different. They stick to the social norms and rules in order not to stand out from the "crowd" and expect their partners to do the same. I don't know your boyfriend but I do know the type of Swiss you're talking about. They choose a foreigner as a partner (the irony!) and yet want that partner to adhere to their views of Swiss culture. It's a paradox I've never really understood.

Good luck

First it's bare feet, then it's "we put Geraniums on the balcony at this time of year" then it's a Swiss woman wouldn't wear that............ On and on and on. It's not about what others think, it's what they are thinking.



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Old 19.05.2021, 09:43
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People have put their smelly feet on the seat next to mine in the past. I found it rude, so I just changed seats. There is no black and white answer.


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Old 19.05.2021, 09:48
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I think bare feet on the floor is as Swiss as it gets. Bare feet on any seat is a no-no for me, no exceptions. But that's just me. Many people do it, I detest it.
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Old 19.05.2021, 09:49
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I wore shorts and sandals to work today, and will continue to do so until September.

Doesn't get more Swiss than that!

Tom
Depends. Did you wear socks in the sandals? Saw my first socks-in-sandal-guy for this season the other day.

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First it's bare feet, then it's "we put Geraniums on the balcony at this time of year" then it's a Swiss woman wouldn't wear that............ On and on and on. It's not about what others think, it's what they are thinking.

Been there, got the teeshirt, got the divorce.
That's nothing. Hell is when your foreign partner becomes all swissy!
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Old 19.05.2021, 10:11
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I wore shorts and sandals to work today, and will continue to do so until September.

Doesn't get more Swiss than that!

Tom
I used to do that in my office in the U.K. Lots of people had bare feet too.
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Did you wear socks in the sandals?
No.

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Depends. Did you wear socks in the sandals? Saw my first socks-in-sandal-guy for this season the other day.
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Old 19.05.2021, 10:25
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No.

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Is this another one of your 'No' means 'Yes' posts?
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Old 19.05.2021, 10:34
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Is this another one of your 'No' means 'Yes' posts?
Shall I post a photo?

If I wanted to wear socks, I'd be wearing shoes!

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I wore shorts and sandals to work today, and will continue to do so until September.
Doesn't get more Swiss than that!
Tom
We call this "German pensioner look"


From May to October you can find those creatures all around Mediterranean, usually moving around in huge Wohnmobils.
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Old 19.05.2021, 10:57
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We call this "German pensioner look"

From May to October you can find those creatures all around Mediterranean, usually moving around in huge Wohnmobils.
Don't know, I've acquired a beach bum look during home office time. If I'd took a 12 hour flight to a nice beach, I'd just mingle with the locals......wait, I'm a local over there. Well, the point is short and sandals are not property of German pensioners.

Back to OP's topic, barbaric and uncultural? Those are words used by insecure people. Don't worry, as long as you don't place your feet on the seat I'd say no prob.
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Don't know, I've acquired a beach bum look during home office time. If I'd took a 12 hour flight to a nice beach, I'd just mingle with the locals......wait, I'm a local over there. Well, the point is short and sandals are not property of German pensioners.

Back to OP's topic, barbaric and uncultural? Those are words used by insecure people. Don't worry, as long as you don't place your feet on the seat I'd say no prob.
You changed out of your pyjamas?
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Old 19.05.2021, 13:13
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We call this "German pensioner look"


From May to October you can find those creatures all around Mediterranean, usually moving around in huge Wohnmobils.
No! The "German pensioner look" is a year-round suntan, socalled Rentnerfarbe.
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Old 19.05.2021, 13:18
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You changed out of your pyjamas?
Of course. T-shirt + shorts is my uniform Sometimes I wear shirts, pants or a suit, but it's for cold or fashion.
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I wore shorts and sandals to work today, and will continue to do so until September.
I used to do that quite regularly in summer when I was in full-time work, and I don't mean just when I was WFH. Our office building had no aircon and got stupidly hot in Summer, regularly getting over 30C, sometimes even starting that hot in the morning, due to Security coming round and closing all the office doors, plus the roller blinds on the sunny side going up automatically before anyone got there to close them again.

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We call this "German pensioner look"
Surely that's Socks and Sandals?
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Haha, that's a good suggestion! I might actually do that...
yup. hopefully it will shut him up. then on the next boat trip you offer him another 100Fr. bet
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