Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > General off-topic  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #101  
Old 18.12.2011, 23:04
porsch1909
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Dear Kittster,

Y U NO USE CAR FOR KFC RUNS

porsch1909
Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 18.12.2011, 23:15
Carlos R's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Roundn'about Basel
Posts: 7,232
Groaned at 105 Times in 95 Posts
Thanked 9,934 Times in 4,178 Posts
Carlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

To all the Frenchies on the way up to Markstein

You know the sign which says "snow chains required beyond this point" and the other one that says "Road not salted for next 14 km", with lots of lay-bys immediately after the aforementioned signs to allow you to pull over and attach said snow chains in a safe, convenient and out of the way spot - how about using them?

Yes, yes, I know that you are all excellent drivers and don't need snow chains, right up to the point when you decide, "actually maybe we should...", but a little bit of humility, acceptance that you don't drive some of the aforementioned Chelsea tractors with 4x4 and clearly don't have snow tyres, wouldn't go amiss.

This way, you won't have to stop in the middle of a stretch of road on a steep bit, just by a blind bend to have acceptance of the lack of traction your vehicle provides forced upon you, and attach those snow chains in the middle of the EFin' road.

Because that way you risk not causing an accident by being a complete and utter tit.*




*Seriously, on our way down today we came across not 1, not 2, but 3 such cases - literally stopped where they'd lost traction to put the chains on...
__________________
Never let right or wrong get in the way of a good opinion
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 18.12.2011, 23:26
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4,933
Groaned at 184 Times in 120 Posts
Thanked 8,570 Times in 2,876 Posts
Kittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Quote:
View Post
Dear Kittster,

Y U NO USE CAR FOR KFC RUNS

porsch1909
Cross your fingers that I pass my test on the 4th, then I can drive in France too, at the moment I am restricted to Helvetistan.
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 25.12.2011, 17:22
lifeisabuffet's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Frankfurt/Zurich
Posts: 95
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 109 Times in 55 Posts
lifeisabuffet has an excellent reputationlifeisabuffet has an excellent reputationlifeisabuffet has an excellent reputationlifeisabuffet has an excellent reputation
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Dear lesbian troll,

I have told you I am not interested in interacting with you.
You however still troll me on the threads and want to start some kind of an argument.
I suggest you go find yourself a nice girlfriend and stop following me around like a little puppy.

p.s. take your comments and shove it where the sun don't shine.
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 25.12.2011, 18:18
cannut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 6,912
Groaned at 182 Times in 142 Posts
Thanked 6,191 Times in 3,404 Posts
cannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Dear noodle Head
Stop singing "I Dreaming of a White Christmas",I am the one which has to shovel it of my drive way
Reply With Quote
  #106  
Old 25.12.2011, 19:00
MusicChick's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 17,488
Groaned at 414 Times in 275 Posts
Thanked 20,428 Times in 10,577 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: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Quote:
View Post
Dear noodle Head
Stop singing "I Dreaming of a White Christmas",I am the one which has to shovel it of my drive way
What did you expect moving out to Canadian boonies...heheheh.

It's lovely. Keeps you fit. Cherish it. I miss Canada.
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old 25.12.2011, 19:27
Assassin's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chasing clouds
Posts: 4,023
Groaned at 180 Times in 123 Posts
Thanked 11,560 Times in 3,148 Posts
Assassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Quote:
View Post
Dear lesbian troll,
p.s. take your comments and shove it where the sun don't shine.
You talking dirty to her is probably going to have the opposite effect of what you say you want ....
Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 25.12.2011, 19:33
MusicChick's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 17,488
Groaned at 414 Times in 275 Posts
Thanked 20,428 Times in 10,577 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: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Quote:
View Post
You talking dirty to her is probably going to have the opposite effect of what you say you want ....
Oh, cmon guys..hahhahah, this makes me laugh.

If one takes the liberty to respond to 6 ot of 10 posted threads, chances are that this person will run into some folks actually posting in the same threads. And, some disagreeing.

And if one actually takes part of the community and reads the posting here, my posting history says that I am not really known to agree for the sake of agreeing, nor some kind of social cohesion. Not really done on purpose, nor consider my independent cerveau something to be proud of. It's not like I would be trying hard to appeal to somebody or create a certain image of myself here, have been here too long for that, anyways. What can I say..

Eh, but I did respond, n'est pas, aaaaaaah hahaha. Troll winz.

(I am working on the disclaimers, honest)
__________________
"L'homme ne peut pas remplacer son coeur avec sa tete, ni sa tete avec ses mains." J.H. Pestalozzi

“The only difference between a rut and a grave is a matter of depth.” S.P. Cadman

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." A. Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old 25.12.2011, 19:41
cannut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 6,912
Groaned at 182 Times in 142 Posts
Thanked 6,191 Times in 3,404 Posts
cannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
View Post
What did you expect moving out to Canadian boonies...heheheh.

It's lovely. Keeps you fit. Cherish it. I miss Canada.
Whats keeping you,start packing

-----People unlikely to respond

Dear all ! have a merry Christmas

Last edited by MusicChick; 25.12.2011 at 19:48. Reason: merging consecutive posts
Reply With Quote
  #110  
Old 25.12.2011, 19:56
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Quote:
View Post
To all the Frenchies on the way up to Markstein

You know the sign which says "snow chains required beyond this point" and the other one that says "Road not salted for next 14 km", with lots of lay-bys immediately after the aforementioned signs to allow you to pull over and attach said snow chains in a safe, convenient and out of the way spot - how about using them?

Yes, yes, I know that you are all excellent drivers and don't need snow chains, right up to the point when you decide, "actually maybe we should...", but a little bit of humility, acceptance that you don't drive some of the aforementioned Chelsea tractors with 4x4 and clearly don't have snow tyres, wouldn't go amiss.

This way, you won't have to stop in the middle of a stretch of road on a steep bit, just by a blind bend to have acceptance of the lack of traction your vehicle provides forced upon you, and attach those snow chains in the middle of the EFin' road.

Because that way you risk not causing an accident by being a complete and utter tit.*




*Seriously, on our way down today we came across not 1, not 2, but 3 such cases - literally stopped where they'd lost traction to put the chains on...
Same again but to all the Brits who get cheap car hire on the French side of airport to go to the ski resorts - and don't even realise, until .... that they have summer tyres (and that it would cost them another 35E per day to get snow tyres and which have to be pre-booked NOY including chains which will be another 20+ extra + vignette of course. So in total same or more expensive than hiring on Swiss side- but most importantly deadly for either them or others on the road [including pedestrians]).

Last edited by Odile; 25.12.2011 at 21:26.
Reply With Quote
  #111  
Old 25.12.2011, 21:08
lifeisabuffet's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Frankfurt/Zurich
Posts: 95
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 109 Times in 55 Posts
lifeisabuffet has an excellent reputationlifeisabuffet has an excellent reputationlifeisabuffet has an excellent reputationlifeisabuffet has an excellent reputation
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Quote:
View Post
You talking dirty to her is probably going to have the opposite effect of what you say you want ....
Yes you are probably right about that. It seems like not only is she like sticky ass glue but also an attention whore.
Reply With Quote
  #112  
Old 16.01.2012, 18:23
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4,933
Groaned at 184 Times in 120 Posts
Thanked 8,570 Times in 2,876 Posts
Kittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Dear people who are looking for a flatshare

If the ad states, among other things, that you should be between 26 and 34, a non-smoker and have lived in this country for at least two years because the landlord only accepts a Swiss Betreibungsregisterauszug, then why do you think you are a possible candidate as a, how you phrased it, "pleasure smoker" who is 22 and due to move here from Germany in February? Furthermore, the ad instructs you to write to a certain e-mail address, this is the "have they actually read the ad"-check, so why is it that only a single person out of 13 managed to figure that out?

Please engage brain and common sense and stop pissing off people who are looking for a house mate rather than the black hole of common sense.

Thanks

Yours, the person who is responsible for finding a decent house mate and will be held accountable if the choice is unfortunate

Last edited by Kittster; 16.01.2012 at 18:34.
Reply With Quote
  #113  
Old 16.01.2012, 18:43
Dantesheaven's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Vaud
Posts: 264
Groaned at 9 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 329 Times in 134 Posts
Dantesheaven has a reputation beyond reputeDantesheaven has a reputation beyond reputeDantesheaven has a reputation beyond reputeDantesheaven has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Dear aging men,

While we all know you were brought up to be manly men, and life is starting to play cruel jokes with your hairline, for the love of all that is holy please stop trying to make up for this by allowing your eyebrows to grow into wings and your ears and nose to look like planter boxes.

Do you have any clue as to how rediculous you look in your tailored suits, balding heads and your wild extra growths ?!?!

It won't turn you into a girly boy to give them a trim, but it will be at least possible to look at you and not choke trying to stop from laughing at you

Trust me, you'll look better
Reply With Quote
  #114  
Old 16.01.2012, 19:19
lost_inbroad's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Town or region
Posts: 11,491
Groaned at 655 Times in 417 Posts
Thanked 16,388 Times in 6,379 Posts
lost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Dear SBB: Why don't you check tickets before people actually board the train, so that you don't have to bother passengers, while they're sitting cozy in their seats. Ya know, sort of like in many other places around the world...after all, the Swiss railway system is nothing more than a national subway line. All the conductors could be employed in those booths that you could set up on the platform etc. This would also generate more revenue, as everybody would be forced to have a ticket.
Reply With Quote
  #115  
Old 16.01.2012, 19:38
gata's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 3,888
Groaned at 67 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 3,629 Times in 1,702 Posts
gata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Dear ticket inspectors

Why there are 5 of you needed to give a man a ticket? While you sit around looking cool, other people may get in the bus with no tickets. Can you please do the job you were hired for?



PS. I was in the bus for 7 stops. 5 ticket inspectors and didnt ask to see a single ticket at that time. I have that annual pass for 6 months now and wasnt checked once!
Reply With Quote
  #116  
Old 16.01.2012, 20:37
Dantesheaven's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Vaud
Posts: 264
Groaned at 9 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 329 Times in 134 Posts
Dantesheaven has a reputation beyond reputeDantesheaven has a reputation beyond reputeDantesheaven has a reputation beyond reputeDantesheaven has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Quote:
View Post
It's just strange that with 24h shopping and this massive service mentality, that attitudes haven't really adapted.

Maybe some of our American friends can explain what's behind it?
As is in most situations, the answers are rather simple.

Why do we have big kitchens and big appliances, because we have the space for them and we don't like bumping into people when we turn and and there is more than one person in the kitchen

As for the size of the appliances, family gatherings and entertaining are considerations + we have the space + they are a hell of a lot less expensive. If you were totally honest, would you really want to pay more for less and put it into a smaller space ?

2nd - We simply don't enjoy going to the grocery every day. The food isn't that much fresher just because consumers buy it every day as it's not bought every day fresh from the distributors, it's already been sitting in the shops back room and/or the distributors warehouse. Considering we have the space + the fridge costs a lot less for bigger size, we generally prefer to spend less time in the shops. I shop a lot more often here but not because I enjoy all of those big smiling faces from the shop staff

3rd - As for the vehicles, if it costs less to buy and costs less to own/operate + there's space available to park and drive, I believe that people generally like to have something nicer and larger than a Fiat Punto(insert any small car brand/model).

This is human nature, not only American culture. If you disagree that's ok, but then please explain the vast popularity of SUV's and other big vehicles in these enlightened European countries. I believe it's the economics and environment(available space) that have the biggest impact in vehicle choice. No one will ever convince me that the family of 5 I see crammed into the small car doesn't wish for something bigger.
Reply With Quote
  #117  
Old 16.01.2012, 20:59
MusicChick's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 17,488
Groaned at 414 Times in 275 Posts
Thanked 20,428 Times in 10,577 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: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Thank you, SBB ticket person, who held the ICN for me. You are a gem.
Reply With Quote
  #118  
Old 16.01.2012, 21:19
cannut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 6,912
Groaned at 182 Times in 142 Posts
Thanked 6,191 Times in 3,404 Posts
cannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Quote:
View Post
Dear aging men,

While we all know you were brought up to be manly men, and life is starting to play cruel jokes with your hairline, for the love of all that is holy please stop trying to make up for this by allowing your eyebrows to grow into wings and your ears and nose to look like planter boxes.

Do you have any clue as to how rediculous you look in your tailored suits, balding heads and your wild extra growths ?!?!

It won't turn you into a girly boy to give them a trim, but it will be at least possible to look at you and not choke trying to stop from laughing at you

Trust me, you'll look better
Tks. I will take it under considerationOn the other hand it keeps my ears warm ,special when it is minus 29 wind shield minus 36
Reply With Quote
  #119  
Old 16.01.2012, 21:28
Dantesheaven's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Vaud
Posts: 264
Groaned at 9 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 329 Times in 134 Posts
Dantesheaven has a reputation beyond reputeDantesheaven has a reputation beyond reputeDantesheaven has a reputation beyond reputeDantesheaven has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

Quote:
View Post
Tks. I will take it under considerationOn the other hand it keeps my ears warm ,special when it is minus 29 wind shield minus 36
But you also wear ear muffs(my guess) and you're not riding on the train from Vevey to Geneva Airport, so it doesn't count...but have fun anyway
Reply With Quote
  #120  
Old 24.02.2012, 10:34
crimson's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: bern
Posts: 502
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 566 Times in 205 Posts
crimson has a reputation beyond reputecrimson has a reputation beyond reputecrimson has a reputation beyond reputecrimson has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Open Letters to People Unlikely to Respond

dear fellow bus commuter,

i see you many times during the week. we never really talk, unless you consider nodding your head in acknowledgment of the other person as talking. i only saw you one time outside the bus context, when i was with my bf, you talked mainly with him and i had told you i come from greece

fast forward months after to this week. i get in the bus, you are sitting with your daughter and a woman. we nod. after about 5 mins ride (almost before you were about to get off), you turn to me and it goes like that

- so how are things in greece?
- well, bad
-(then something in german i didn't really get) but you go to work, you are the exception
- (me smiling. that's what i do when people make this kind of jokes either because a) they are people i know and i know how they mean it so i dont mind or b) they are people i don't know and i cannot be bothered)
- no but you know now they complain but all these years they were not working and just putting money in their pockets (free translation as at this point i was getting too upset to remember)
- well, that is not the full truth. you shouldn't believe all your hear on tv
- i don't even have a tv, i know some greeks

at this point he had to get off which was good timing as i was about to burst into tears and that was the last thing i wanted. the woman with him must have realised i got upset, as she gave me an awkward smile. if my german was more advanced and if i were not too shocked, i would have said:

you don't know me, you don't know anything about me. i didn't ask your opinion, so keep it for yourself. did it ever occur to you that what you say might be upsetting or humiliating to me? i^m not a spokeswoman for greeks, and i'm tired of trying to justify myself.

i know people would say that i shouldn't let these things affect me but afer taking a few of those kinds of blablas, this just really got me. i also got upset with myself for smiling and not tell him off. i was also quite surpised as i used to think he is a kind neighbour.

please do not start a discussion about greece, there are a few threads you can do that. this is not about greece, it is about people that know nothing about you and assume making their idiot remarks on your face is ok.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
catharsis, mcsweeneys, open letters




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
I speak english to my kids, they respond in german chrisinzurich Language corner 46 18.06.2011 23:21
Correct way for a child to respond to an elder DilysDidoreth Language corner 8 10.10.2010 16:59
anonymous letters - what to do? spaces Daily life 75 31.03.2010 00:10
Letters to the Editor...... of Viz Castro Jokes/funnies 0 09.05.2008 23:13


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 00:15.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0