Your friends have just announced a spontaneous visit. Your first thought? "Gotta clean that apartment before they get here!"
This is a typical sign of becoming Swiss, and I can assure you that there is nothing to worry about. While your instinct may be to fight the urge, we recommend you give in and embrace the process of becoming Swiss!
From weather to spelling, here are 19 more signs that you're becoming Swiss:
You check the webcams at breakfast to find a mountain with sunshine.
You sigh in silent irritation when the mailman is late.
You live alone in a studio yet you afford a cleaning lady.
You become concerned about the color of your neighbor's curtains.
You would never dry-hang your clothes on a Sunday.
You bundle old newspapers into perfectly uniform packages, tied with a special knot, for recycling.
You think that 3.2 percent unemployment is high.
You don't mind paying 16 francs for a paperback.
But you think that milk and butter prices should be regulated.
You decide to buy a service contract for your new toaster.
You collect old bread to feed it to the ducks.
You eat one of these puppies every day:
You eat hot cheese three times a week. Fondue or raclette - who cares?
You secure a spot in skiing school - for your newborn!
You think that driving somewhere for four hours is a hell of a long time!
You get embarrassed when you run into other Swiss tourists abroad who talk in Swiss German, Swiss French or Swiss Italian!
You plan your next vacation while on vacation.
You start to capitalize Nouns and join Longwords together.
And you start to worry if you carry less than 200 francs in cash!