But the Swiss people in general are extraordinarily rigorously procedural - I've noticed, at least in the South, if you don't start speaking to anybody, any time, for any reason (even to make a purchase in a store) with "Bonjour! ", they will very politely stop you midsentence to say just that, to which you must reply "Bonjour! Even though almost everyone speaks English, I'm trying to learn at least enough Swiss German for those sort of pleasantries you mention. They were actually French-speakers working for the Swiss national library in Lausanne who were transferred to Bern, and had to learn a lot more German. I was told that my pronunciation is good, which is nice to know, but I'd rather have a terrible accent and actually be able to have a conversation.You make a good suggestion, but - it being hard to meet people at all - I'm not sure how to implement it. Saying "hello" and being able to tell someone what your name is doesn't do much when the cashier at the grocery store is giving you dozens of sentences about a bag of frozen peas with a hole in it. She acted like I was crazy, and she told a bunch of other people that too! I'd only been out to a bar here once before, and then I wasn't buying.
but somehow they want to do a lot of things them selfs.
Because Swiss women live in a small country,they are strong;and want,love to be equal...
I had a great "not a date" which really was a date tonight with a lovely woman, and she's already sent me a message from the train to say she had a good time (to which I reciprocated).
The thing is, the Swiss make protestant farmer Americans look like the children of Bacchus; they're very reserved is what I'm saying. It is a quality of many Northern Europeans, however. It is better to be too forward than to miss the opportunity due to lack of action on your part.
I hear alot of Swiss men are marrying women from different countries (Asia, East/Central Europe, Noth America) Is there something wrong with Swiss women? From what I have seen so far, they are decent looking broads.