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Old 11.01.2007, 00:16
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Are the rumours about swiss people true

Hello everyone
Im currently considering accepting a contract for spending a while longer working in Switzerland. So far Im really unsure.

Ive been here for 2 months now and am starting to get used to the looks when you are talking on the phone in english and how people seem to think they dont have to move or hold a door open for anyone but themselves.

My company has found a nice apartement for me to stay in in Staefa which is all good so far.

I'm just here to get some stories on what other english people think and cope with the swiss way of life. Permanent or contract workers.

I have also heard some shocking rumours about the depressing gloomy way swiss people live their lives. Some rumours ive heard are mostly about the Swiss being the world’s most miserable creatures. Baffled and affronted by anyone who tries to make a joke, they fanatically disapprove of any humour that rises above the level of a clown being hit with a stick, though if you spill soup down your shirt they will laugh. Incapable of joy, they devote their dismal lives to banking and endless nagging about irrevelant things such as how you tie your rubish bag, when shops should close and nailing their "gestattet" signs on every street corner and will of course stick their nose in and instruct you what you can and cant do everywhere and of course advise you on how to live your life. Not forgetting the bent police that would be able to find somthing wrong with a taxed, serviced and unmodified shopping trolley banning any modification to cars even fitting 21" alloys on a car that has 19" as standard is highly illegal.

From time to time you will get fined for speeding 2km/h over their limit: this provides the only sour amusement a Swiss ever experiences. Im hoping some of this isnt true as Swiss people seem quite positive at the moment.

Some can be rathr strange even arogant, no more than your average east Londoner lol (no offence 2 any arogant swiss people) Do other people think the swiss way of life can somtimes get you down.

I hope i havent offended anyone with my comments about the swiss sense of humour or anything else ive mentioned. Im not on here to complain and be miserable lol. Hoping some people could give us some tips for avoiding dirty looks when speaking english ect.

Last edited by Lob; 11.01.2007 at 00:21. Reason: made some paragraphs. Otherwise nobody will read it.
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