Published on Thursday, 15 October 2015 05:13
"Il n'y a pas le feu au lac" – "The lake's not on fire." Swiss saying
If the famous Lake Geneva is not painting the sky with flames – and, quite obviously, it never has nor will – it's said to be difficult to rouse a Swiss to any sense of urgency. Other French-speaking nations believe that in the land of the cuckoo clock and precision watches, time moves slowly. The Swiss are seldom rushed, so they say. They proceed methodically in what they do; carefully considering the consequences and then, sometimes, they do absolutely nothing at all.