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Old 11.04.2012, 15:11
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Stare back, and then grin.

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Haha love it. I'll let you know how that goes.
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It has been brought up here in the past how the Swiss do tend to stare a bit more than what most Anglo types are used to.

I bumped into an article today, a handy guide on how to stop staring.

Next time someone stares at you, regardless of where you are, you can have a copy of this article with you and hand it to them as you leave their staring space.

Well, just a thought at least.
i like the Swiss staring culture. It gives me an excuse to have prolonged glances at hot guys on the tram. The only problem is that I can never tell if someone is glaring at me or checking me out.
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Haha love it. I'll let you know how that goes.
And here we go, back to soup spoons Shame we couldn't see if they used them properly though English style.
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Old 11.04.2012, 15:27
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And here we go, back to soup spoons Shame we couldn't see if they used them properly though English style.
Gotta love a bit of spoonage!
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Re: The sport of staring.....

My girls when teenagers loved to use that word if I ever (did I?) do anything silly 'Oh mum, you spoon' they would say, lol.

And when we had foreign students staying at my Summer school, they just loved to practise eating soup with the 'away from you' movement and tipping the bowl backwards - same with balancing peas on the top of the down-turned fork, lol. Almost as much as wobbling multi-coloured jelly. One Paris student said 'ahh looks like Britney Spears' and ever since then, jelly is called 'Britney Spears' in our family.

Those students, French, Swiss, German and Italians did stare at the antics of Leicester girls on a Saturday night - but from the safety of my car. It was always one of the favourite outings of the Summeralmost as entertaining as Alton Towers and much cheaper lol.

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Old 11.04.2012, 18:07
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Those students, French, Swiss, German and Italians did stare at the antics of Leicester girls on a Saturday night - but from the safety of my car. It was always one of the favourite outings of the Summer
I can imagine. A bit like a safari park with the same warnings applying - keep windows rolled up and don't stop!
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You would like the rest of the film . Though you might be put off of sausage for a while.
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Old 11.04.2012, 19:40
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You would like the rest of the film . Though you might be put off of sausage for a while.
look's like a good film but i'd never heard of it before.
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Re: The sport of staring.....

Well if you have never traveled around India then you don't know what staring really is
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Why do the Swiss Stare?

I recently moved to Zug and bought a Ferrari 458. I expect and like people looking at it, but alone I still find the Swiss staring at me. Ive had a good look in the mirror and yes I could loose a little weight and my dress sense isn't so bad, so why all the stares?

Switzerland is a beautiful country with stunning views of mountains and lakes, surely a (slightly) overweight middle aged Engishman can't be more interesting view?

Please let me know if anyone else experiences this staring before I seek paranoia medication.
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Old 28.08.2012, 01:26
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Re: Why do the Swiss Stare?

nice try. too obvious.
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Old 28.08.2012, 01:33
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nice try. too obvious.
Because there isn't a rule against it.
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Re: Why do the Swiss Stare?

Rules, I forgot about all the rules!
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Re: The sport of staring.....

There are plenty of threads here on the topic of the Swiss penchant for staring. None of them feature boytoys or other sure signs of early-onset middle-age flab, though.

Here's one: http://www.englishforum.ch/daily-lif...t-staring.html into which this thread has just been merged.
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Thank you I noticed the merg I guess the flab I have to deal with alone
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I recently moved to Zug and bought a Ferrari 458. I expect and like people looking at it, but alone I still find the Swiss staring at me. Ive had a good look in the mirror and yes I could loose a little weight and my dress sense isn't so bad, so why all the stares?

Switzerland is a beautiful country with stunning views of mountains and lakes, surely a (slightly) overweight middle aged Engishman can't be more interesting view?

Please let me know if anyone else experiences this staring before I seek paranoia medication.
I suggest paranoia group therapy
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Old 28.08.2012, 08:33
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Why do the Swiss Stare? ... blah blah maybe my Ferrari can get some attention here, since I didn't realize that there's about 5 in every Swiss garage, and it takes a Bugatti to impress ... blah blah camoflage blah blah
It's probably got less to do with your dress sense than the fact that you're ugly. We don't like ugly people.


Oh yeah, I just remembered I'm not Swiss and not qualified to answer this. Whoops.
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Re: The sport of staring.....

I can't remember if this has been said already or not, but I was thinking about this the other day:

When observing someone on the street (or on the tram or bus, or wherever), how do you know that the person in question is Swiss?

I'm not Swiss, and I stare at people fairly often, most commonly because I'm listening to them speak and am wondering where they may be from. So, maybe that's it for many others also - pure curiosity and never having learned to be sly about showing it. (Btw, this "curious starting" netted me a hot bf or two, back in the day )
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Re: Why do the Swiss Stare?

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I recently moved to Zug and bought a Ferrari 458. I expect and like people looking at it, but alone I still find the Swiss staring at me. Ive had a good look in the mirror and yes I could loose a little weight and my dress sense isn't so bad, so why all the stares?

Switzerland is a beautiful country with stunning views of mountains and lakes, surely a (slightly) overweight middle aged Engishman can't be more interesting view?

Please let me know if anyone else experiences this staring before I seek paranoia medication.
If you are in Zug and use a Ferrari people might think you work for some "bad" company like Glencore or so... But besides that in general we still don't like people too much that show and demonstrate they are wealthy.

This tradition of hiding your wealth is somehow vanishing but still there. Has nothing to to with you weight...
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