Saturday, July 23, 2005

Attention citizens: Do Not Smile.

My girlfriend was here for the last two weeks. Coming from a foreign country, she immediately noticed something: Nobody in Zurich smiles. "Everybody looks like zombies", she remarked.

And it's true. It's as if the people got up in the morning and practiced their scowling in front of the mirror. Think "1984" with mean facial expression routines instead of fitness routines every morning. It seems to be the Swiss Way™, at least here in Zurich, and something that really put me off dating swiss girls. They have perfected the act of giving people the evil eye, and treating you like you're invisible. I suppose it's to do with the fact that in such a big city, with everyone so focused on making money and looking cool (at least in appearance), the effort to smile is just too much to ask for.


Anonymous lily said...

I'll smile for you :X

23 July, 2005 16:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

takes less muscles to smile, etc.

03 August, 2005 10:04  

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