Swiss checkout assistants don't work as hard as the Aussies
Okay, maybe they do work just as hard but I actually miss food shopping in Australia. It's so easy - great variety in each spacious supermarket, pick your food take it to the checkout, then put the bagged groceries in your trolley, to the car and then your home. In Switzerland - It's a bit more effort. When you pick your fruit and vegies, you then have to weigh it, put in the code and put a sticker barcode on each item. Then when you get to the checkout (its a bit like Aldi) you have to bag it all yourself. It gets a bit chaotic when you're trying to bag everything before the next customer, pray you remembered to put the barcode on everything, and pay for it. All my items are just thrown in the bags... lucky the bread is crusty and doesn't get squashed too much! All plastic bags cost money here (so everyone generally brings their own) and then you've got to lug it home on the tram. Food shopping should be an olympic sport here. I should get a medal! haha.
Its easier to buy alcohol than panadol
In supermarkets you can easily buy alcohol, even my corner supermarket has a good selection of wine, beer and spirits. But panadol? You need to go to the pharmacy. We had a funny situation when we went to Mürren for a weekend and needed some panadol, but because it was a little town (only accessed by a gondola) and the town doctor passed away recently (!!!) you couldn't buy any! Over the counter drugs are quite easily accessed in Australia, didn't realise this until I came here. It annoys me I have to make a special trip to the pharmacy to buy panadol (first world problem, I know - but I live in Switzerland, all my problems are first world)
Dogs come everywhere
Honestly, nothing brightens my day more than seeing the happy dog on the tram that gets to go everywhere with their owner. People are always out with their dogs, walking them, food shopping, getting lunch. Just don't forget to buy a big dog a ticket for the tram. I've seen (a few times now) dogs being carted around in prams. They honestly live the best life here, and they're pretty well behaved too... oh to be a dog in Switzerland!