Dienstag, 10. Februar 2004

You know you've been living in Switzerland too long when...

- you think getting up early is good.
- you actually get interested in the local elections.
- you expect the shop clerk to say goodbye after you purchase something.
- you try to defend cartel based economics to a visitor.
- you think that plaid jackets with flowery ties don't look that bad.
- you think it's fair that you can only wash clothes once a month.
- you wonder why anyone would want to shop outside of working hours.
- you think it's OK to drive slow on Sundays.
- you feel like you're broke if you have less that SFr. 300 in your pocket.
- you dress up to go grocery shopping.
- you understand why Chinese food should cost more than normal food.
- you prefer Swiss wine.
- you wish that your hometown had expensive garbage bags too.
- you think it's OK for a Chinese restaurant to be run by a Swiss and staffed by Spaniards and Portugese.
- you start thinking, 'Why can't they just speak Schwizerduetsch?'
- your German is better than the waiter's.
- you start preparing costumes for Fasnacht.
- you join a Guggemusik band.
- you think Thursday night shopping is really convenient.
- you think that large American cars are 'cool'.
- you think it's cool to drink expensive imported American beers.
- you prefer fizzy mineral water to tap water.
- you throw a party and expect everyone to leave by 11:30 pm.
- you clean up during parties.
- you expect dinner guests to help with the washing up.
- you begin to understand the subtlety of the Swiss cuisine.
- you appreciate the differences between the cantons.
- you feel really hungry if you don't start eating lunch by 12:00.
- you have breakfast cereal for dinner.
- you say Grüezi to everyone, and consider it impolite when they don't say it back.
- you don't mind paying SFr.16 for a paperback book.
- you think that Swisscom approved telephones are better.
- you buy a new one instead of getting it repaired.
- you think that 3 % unemployment is high.
- you believe it was through its own efforts that Switzerland stayed out of World War II.
- you consider getting goats and sheep to graze in your backyard.
- you only eat fondue in winter.
- you complain to your neighbour about the noise when he flushes his toilet after 10 pm.
- you become interested in the myriad of insurance offerings.
- you get interested in Schwingen.
- you volunteer to help organise the Dorffest.
- you expect to be delayed by road works every summer.
- you become concerned about the colour of your neighbour's curtains.
- you put Aromat on all your food.
- you worry about getting a cold when there's a draft.
- you become offended when reading this.

[Text gefunden bei: www.hallo-schweiz.ch]

Und noch etwas fehlt in der Liste, wie ich finde, und zwar:
- you entfern all your Brotkrümel from the Tisch during the Essen

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