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Old 06.03.2021, 11:29
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Must be a German thing.

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German, or Swiss-German? There is a subtle difference.
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Old 06.03.2021, 12:06
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German, or Swiss-German? There is a subtle difference.
Everything north of the Alps, is north of the Alps.

Even Geneva.

The term "Svizzera Interna" does NOT mean "Inner Schweitz" (literally, it does, but not as used here), it is a false friend. , for us it includes the French speaking bits!

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Everything north of the Alps, is north of the Alps.
Even Geneva.
The term "Svizzera Interna" does NOT mean "Inner Schweitz" (literally, it does, but not as used here), it is a false friend. , for us it includes the French speaking bits!
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The first time I saw this, I thought "Aren't those children selfish. Just taking their own plates and not those of others". Who brought them up like that?
Let me think - their parents?

Beyond parody. What did you think after the nth time you witnessed this terrible behaviour? Cool kids, doing their teeny bit - or I'd spank them a bit more?
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Old 06.03.2021, 17:34
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Let me think - their parents?

Beyond parody. What did you think after the nth time you witnessed this terrible behaviour? Cool kids, doing their teeny bit - or I'd spank them a bit more?
The thing about different cultures is that everyone sees most things in their own culture as the correct way of doing things.

There's no right or wrong necessarily but the way you replied suggested I touched a nerve with you.
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Here, the children appear to be taught to get up from the table after eating and take their plate back to the kitchen. "Super!" cry their proud parents, glad they have brought them up the 'right' way.
The first time I saw this, I thought "Aren't those children selfish. Just taking their own plates and not those of others". Who brought them up like that?
Hey, I must say this is one the best descriptions of the core "Swissness" I have heard till now. Of course it is also a terrible generalisation that is doing injustice to at least half of the population, but still, it should be in ABC class for Ausländers. Kudos to you.
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The thing about different cultures is that everyone sees most things in their own culture as the correct way of doing things.
There's no right or wrong necessarily but the way you replied suggested I touched a nerve with you.
You are right, you did touch a nerve - by high lighting an IMHO absurd conception of “typical Swiss culture”. Suggest you rejoice, they don’t kick your shins on their way to the kitchen.
Let me tell you, arriving here as a kid, I was shocked when I realized they didn’t have servants and I was expected to fetch a coke from the fridge myself. Unable to bridge this yawning chasm of cultural blahblahblah, I stopped drinking Coca-Cola!
While I now manage to refrain from kicking guests, I'm still partial to a little ankle nip now and then
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My daughter and her husband moved to Melbourne Dec. 2019, and still speak Italian at home, and she speaks Swiss-German at work.
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If you've got a stable job that pleases you, stick around until you get the C-permit and you can still keep the Aussie PR. You don't lose anything unless you've got a fab job/business offer waiting for you Down Under.
It's a no-brainer. Don't rush out of Switzerland unless you feel a genuine need to do so. Holding multiple PR's or passports is always handy.
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If you've got a stable job that pleases you, stick around until you get the C-permit and you can still keep the Aussie PR. You don't lose anything unless you've got a fab job/business offer waiting for you Down Under.
It's a no-brainer. Don't rush out of Switzerland unless you feel a genuine need to do so. Holding multiple PR's or passports is always handy.
Permeant residence is only permeant if you remain in the country. Leave AUS for too long and you lose it, leave Switzerland and you lose your C-permit. The only thing that gives you that freedom is citizenship.
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