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Old 26.07.2012, 10:00
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Re: US tourist killed in rail tunnel

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No, you did not kill her nor did she kill herself. Mistakes WERE done, no doubt, but these mistakes lead to a deadly accident.

Do not blame yourself, but simply accept it as an accident...
99.9% of the time you'd have all got away with it. Wrong place, wrong time. It could happen running across the road.

(And yes, you've convinced me at least that you're not a sicko troll... or at least, if you are, you're very very clever!)
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Re: US tourist killed in rail tunnel

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99.9% of the time you'd have all got away with it. Wrong place, wrong time. It could happen running across the road.

(And yes, you've convinced me at least that you're not a sicko troll... or at least, if you are, you're very very clever!)
Or a clever non-troll??

Anyway... offtopic, but how do you manage to live day to day, a bottle of coca cola costs 3.5chf! Everything is seemingly twice the price of the rest of Europe.
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Old 26.07.2012, 13:33
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Re: US tourist killed in rail tunnel

... but...fill water bottles from public fountains, or from the tap before leaving home. Or wine is often cheaper...
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Old 26.07.2012, 17:12
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It was intended as a "proceed with caution" message.
proceed with caution? rather insensitive given the topic, don't you think?
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... but...fill water bottles from public fountains, or from the tap before leaving home. Or wine is often cheaper...

Continuing the ... We used the public fountains to drink from, not to fill bottles, (we used bathrooms for that). We also assumed people (drunk tourists) piss in those fountains and it recycles the water up from the basins.
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Or a clever non-troll??

Anyway... offtopic, but how do you manage to live day to day, a bottle of coca cola costs 3.5chf! Everything is seemingly twice the price of the rest of Europe.
Where is the rest of Europe =?? In areas where you pay CHF 5 for a bottle of Coca Cola ? And does a 5dl tin of beer generally cost less than CHF 0.45 ?
and a one-litre bottle of decent red wine less than CHF 2.-- ? You can get a one litre bottle of cola (whatever brand) for CHF -.70 to CHF 2.-- in quite many places. And what about a bar of really good milk chocolate for CHF -.45
And one kilo of Spaghetti for CHF -.95. You say that this is generally available for CHF -.50 elsewhere ? THIS is "life day to day"
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Continuing the ... We used the public fountains to drink from, not to fill bottles, (we used bathrooms for that). We also assumed people (drunk tourists) piss in those fountains and it recycles the water up from the basins.
so you knowingly drank recycled tourist piss?
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Continuing the ... We used the public fountains to drink from, not to fill bottles, (we used bathrooms for that). We also assumed people (drunk tourists) piss in those fountains and it recycles the water up from the basins.
You assume incorrectly. It's fresh drinking water unless otherwise stated. You assume incorrectly. They're not drunk and they're not tourists. It's dangerous to make assumptions... but you know this through bitter experience.

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Re: US tourist killed in rail tunnel

someone took a sip from a fountain, did not see signs stating it was fresh water. Assumptions are always that... assumptions, never stated or even implied it was fact. Rest of Europe for me meaning England, where I live, where a bottle of soda is 1.50. Spain, France, Holland, other places I've been. Sorry for taking us way off topic. I'm sure a lot of the prices I saw were tourist inflated.

Anyway, if anyone has a serious question I'm open and here.
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Old 28.07.2012, 07:57
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someone took a sip from a fountain, did not see signs stating it was fresh water. Assumptions are always that... assumptions, never stated or even implied it was fact. Rest of Europe for me meaning England, where I live, where a bottle of soda is 1.50. Spain, France, Holland, other places I've been. Sorry for taking us way off topic. I'm sure a lot of the prices I saw were tourist inflated.

Anyway, if anyone has a serious question I'm open and here.
Wrong. Switzerland is stupidly expensive. Welcome to our life
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Old 28.07.2012, 10:22
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someone took a sip from a fountain, did not see signs stating it was fresh water.
In Switzerland it works the other way around. There are signs if you can't drink the water. If in doubt use common sense.

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Anyway... offtopic, but how do you manage to live day to day, a bottle of coca cola costs 3.5chf!
You can get Coca Cola for much less than that. A 0.5 liter bottle at Coop is around 1.20 and a 1.5 liter bottle is a little more than 2 Francs IIRC.

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Everything is seemingly twice the price of the rest of Europe.
Yes, but many wages, above all for low-/medium-skilled work, are also much higher than in the rest of Europe.
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