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Re: Travelling from Lucerne carnival without a ticket ( SBB hefty fine )

The thanks is for good entertainment I just love those story's believing it is a other story
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Old 18.02.2012, 00:46
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Old 18.02.2012, 00:58
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Re: Travelling from Lucerne carnival without a ticket ( SBB hefty fine )

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I don't get what all the fuss is about. I will never buy sbb ticket again. Next time it happens I will hide in the toilet.
Now thats funny but make sure you are siting down and the nickis down on your ankles and the tampons in your hand
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Old 18.02.2012, 01:01
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I never carry this one with me. Is my halbtax and ID not enough?
I've always found the halbtax card (with built in photo) + ticket is sufficient to satisfy any conductor day or night. The only time ID was asked was for my brother when using a web-bought ticket. He was visiting Switzerland and I bought the ticket for him online, and web tickets carry the passenger's name. The ticket inspector asked for my brother's ID and he had nothing on him as he left the passport in his room. When we explained and showed the inspector the contents of my brothers wallet - i.e. credit cards, charge cards and business cards with the same name on as the ticket the inspector let us off - thankfully plenty of them do seem to operate on a common-sense and not pure rules basis. I've even found them helpfully moving heavy luggage for older people on one occasion.

The fines may seem steep - especially for e.g. a CHF 2 missing bus ticket but I fully understand why. During standard commuting hours tickets are only checked occasionally and a lot of people have tried to dodge them (even openly boasting of it on this forum). I am glad that the fines might serve as some deterrent every time we and many thousands of others honestly pay 4 figure sums for annual rail passes.

On a separate note I never carry my alien card with me - it is too bulky - I just keep my Swiss driving licence which fits securely in my wallet and that always seems to satisfy in-person ID checks from e.g. banks.
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Now thats funny but make sure you are siting down and the nickis down on your ankles and the tampons in your hand
will do
you have to look convincing!
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Warning: Conductors are rarely a happy bunch at Fasnacht time. Too many drunks being stupid can really wear down a conductor's patience.

no, he was very nice and calm. Not too many "drunks being stupid" on that train either. I'm the chosen one. Why do these things always happen to me???
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Old 18.02.2012, 14:51
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I don't get what all the fuss is about. I will never buy sbb ticket again. Next time it happens I will hide in the toilet.
have you met LiB yet? ( one of our fav. posters here )
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Old 18.02.2012, 16:04
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have you met LiB yet? ( one of our fav. posters here )

No,
not yet
why?
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Old 18.02.2012, 16:22
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No,
not yet
why?
That's why: Dodging train fares in Switzerland
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Old 18.02.2012, 16:25
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this is a great thread, not an excellent one! you are the common theme, grynch!

fwiw I think some of you are being a little hard on Izabela

Oh no! Not at all
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I never carry this one with me. Is my halbtax and ID not enough?
Perhaps.

Last time I bought a self-print SBB ticket on-line, I was asked for my ID went I showed the inspector my neatly folded A4 sheet. He said otherwise it could be anyone's ticket...
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Old 18.02.2012, 17:58
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Oh no! Not at all
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oh sweetie if you think I'm a monster because groaned at you (twice)... stick around this is only going to get better!

unless of course you were just trying to be funny ...again

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Old 18.02.2012, 18:55
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No he does not
Is it called being creative? or brave? or what?


I called sbb yesterday to ask if I have any chances of having the fine costs reduced if I payed for my ticket with a card and can prove it. The guy on the other side said it is no proof that I actually bought this ticket for myself (?)
Well, I thought this is logical and there should be no doubts about it (that I purchased of my own ticket) especially if I was traveling around 9pm from Lucerne and the round ticket Zug-Lucerne was on the list among my transactions on that day (bought around 7pm in Zug) but it's no help.

So so far it's 95chf fine and my husband is going to shoot me dead if I tell him, so I won't... I'm so ashamed. The best part of it is that I can't pay it directly. They will send me an invoice by mail. Lovely, now I have to circle around my mailbox to get it before he does.

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oh sweetie if you think I'm a monster because groaned at you (twice)... stick around this is only going to get better!

unless of course you were just trying to be funny ...again
sweetie it looks like it's funny only when you are joking right?
Who is a monster? You? To be honest I had in mind bored, blood hungry vampires but it doesn't matter. I already forgot about you as I was sure you are not interested in posting in the thread any more

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Iza, what a double-down - not only the pain of unnecessary payment but also the flock-mentality high-moral-ground claimers here. Half of them is patrolling this forum while "working".

I've forgotten getting the 2.5CHF ticket quite a few times and realized only when leaving the train - mainly
due to crappy Lausanne & SBB lack of integration - there is no normal 6x tickets for stretches spanning SBB and Lausanne public transport (just some crazily overpriced option). So either individual tickets to buy every day or a monthly pass.

Be more careful now as the fines go up if found w/o a ticket next time.
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Re: Travelling from Lucerne carnival without a ticket ( SBB hefty fine )

I'm on your side Izabela - I think this is a spectacularly unfriendly forum, which is why I rarely post here.
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I'm on your side Izabela - I think this is a spectacularly unfriendly forum, which is why I rarely post here.
In the words of the late great JFK.

"Ask not what your forum can do for you - ask what you can do for your forum"
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In the words of the late great JFK.

"Ask not what your forum can do for you - ask what you can do for your forum"

Yeahh..like you here, perhaps?

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thats it... How can I wash my clothes ?


My landlord has just informed me the water pipe to the shed where the washer and dryer are has frozen up and tomorrow is our day on rota for washing.

perhaps some kind forum member will agree to collecting and doing our laundry?

naw.. kind forum member? no such thing
Jeysus, I would have never thought one could ask such things on internet...or was it English humour?

How can I wash my underwears is sooo much funnier...
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Yeahh..like you here, perhaps?



Jeysus, I would have never thought one could ask such things on internet...or was it English humour?

How can I wash my underwears is sooo much funnier...
"Canadian-American-married to a Brit" humour if you must know.
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In the words of the late great JFK.

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Yeahh..like you here, perhaps?



Jeysus, I would have never thought one could ask such things on internet...or was it English humour?

How can I wash my underwear is sooo much funnier...
'Greenmount !Can you Wash my shitty underwear ,please Canadian humor only
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'Greenmount !Can you Wash my shitty underwear ,please Canadian humor only
my dad used to tell stories that when he and his mates were hunting in the Gaspé they wouldn't change their underwear.. they'd just grab a fresh rabbit from time to time.



( old joke.. bear shitting in the woods and asks a rabbit.. "does shit stick to your fur?" )
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