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Old 26.08.2011, 23:40
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Aren't you confusing that with shagging ?
I once had to explain to a group of 6th Formers the difference between

un baiser / noun

baiser /verb

after one of them wrote 'les Franšais baisent partout, meme dans la rue'

(wanted to say 'The French kiss everywhere, even in the street' but said
'The French fu** everywhere ..)
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Old 27.08.2011, 00:02
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That's what he told you, anyway...
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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

So you're inferring that the way someone dresses is an invitation for physical contact and kissing and the such?

I know it's one of the many things I am thinking of before I get dressed and spray on 130 CHF cologne instead of wearing pure body sweat.

And just for the record, I find the birka's and head dresses to be kinda' hot. Leaves more to the imagination, so I don't think just because you are more covered makes you less kiss-able.
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And just for the record, I find the birka's and head dresses to be kinda' hot. Leaves more to the imagination, so I don't think just because you are more covered makes you less kiss-able.
You might have to explain that one to me...



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Old 27.08.2011, 01:43
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Because that's how it's defined in North America, and I've worked primarily there for most of my life and that's what I'm used to. If I go back and expect me kissing co-workers to be accepted, I can expect to be cited for sexual harassment, fired and with possible legal consequences.
I think this, and all these citations on North American so-called conservative PC-ness is ridiculous, and I really don't see how it has anything to do with what a poll in Germany is all about.

The kiss on the check, in any country, isn't supposed to be a slobber or an attempt to slip the tongue in, and people know that. It can be awkward for Americans to be challenged with something we aren't used to, but I think that goes the same everywhere.

In France when I offer a hand shake instead of the peck on the cheek, it can be an awkward moment in reverse, but it amounts to about the same for the polite kiss in the states.

And to be fair, in the US, men, whether at the office or outside offer each other FAR more bear hugs, then any other culture, and I know when I would give relatives in France or Italy the hug, I know they felt weirded out by it, and would feel far more comfortable with a kiss on the cheek or the mouth-also between guys.

Why is it because every time there is an issue in europe or Switzerland it naturally reverts back to USA cultural bashing even though the USA has nothing to do with the original topic?

It's all cultural differences...I know far more men in back in the states at work and out of work slapping each other on the ass when they are happy about whatever, and while it's not a kiss, it's still cupage.
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Old 27.08.2011, 01:57
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You might have to explain that one to me...



http://www.kewego.fr/video/iLyROoafIxAe.html

For example

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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

Or this...




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Old 27.08.2011, 08:50
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Why is it because every time there is an issue in europe or Switzerland it naturally reverts back to USA cultural bashing even though the USA has nothing to do with the original topic?
It's the pre-emptive strike so that your own pathetic culture isn't attacked.
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Old 27.08.2011, 09:08
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You might have to explain that one to me...



The thing with the first lady is you kind of expect her to have kissed a LOT of other guys before she gives you the same exact look she gave them.

Now, we could also assume she is yours and only and dress up like this for your own pleasure.

Which one you'll prefer?

The second lady seems like a very conservative woman. But take the Burka off and she may be a wild lion in the bedroom ready to give you the best shag a man can dream of.

My point? Don't judge by the cover.
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Old 27.08.2011, 10:33
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You might have to explain that one to me...

I am not sure what kind of professional setting you would think about hello kissing a lady dressed like this...
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I am not sure what kind of professional setting you would think about hello kissing a lady dressed like this...
I'm working on it...bear with me.
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I am not sure what kind of professional setting you would think about hello kissing a lady dressed like this...
I think there are many 'Professionals' settings in CH that will cater for you!
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Old 27.08.2011, 11:23
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I'm working on it...bear with me.
CV sent by PM.
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Got your PM. Are you sure the skirt will fit ?
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Got your PM. Are you sure the skirt will fit ?
mirfiled in a skirt?

What's going on today...Well, anyways, don't forget this thread is useless without pics.

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I know. It was a rhetorical Q.
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I fell over the other day, and exceeded the Swiss speed limit...
Yes, but were you in first gear?
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I am not sure what kind of professional setting you would think about hello kissing a lady dressed like this...
Is there any proof that she is a lady? Looks all woman to me.
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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

Colin, that's just
to each his own, but the gent really should consider a decent support brassiere !

Nil, both the pictures and the interpretation bring up an interesting point:
- they're not being considered/discussed from a woman's point of view, but from a man's
- men seem to have more difficulty with female sensuality than women do. It either becomes an issue to control, or one to demonstrate.
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It's the pre-emptive strike so that your own pathetic culture isn't attacked.
Oh thank you, I am sleep easier now in my complacent culture.
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Old 28.08.2011, 12:19
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Oh thank you, I am sleep easier now in my complacent culture.
It wasn't the specific 'you', it was the generic 'you'.
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Old 28.08.2011, 17:56
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I don't like it. You start with one, like a good friends or family and I like to give them a hug, but then this line forms with some people you really don't want to kiss, but you know that if you don't they'll get upset. You can wash your hands, you can't keep washing your face.
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