I'd like it here a lot more if there weren't so many damn people everywhere. I know, I know that America is a big place with a lot of space and Sweden not so much, I get why everyone is crowded into tiny spaces, I just wish I could walk round a corner one time without crashing into somebody and saying 'sorry' then remembering and yelling 'förlåt' after them then feeling like a moron because by then they're gone and they probably didn't even care. It's not like they don't know what 'sorry' means.
I went to a movie last night, I just needed to get out of my head for a little while. First off, I don't know how you're supposed to tell whether a movie is subtitled or dubbed and I was scared to buy a ticket for something in case I got stuck in the theatre watching some weird Swedish voice come out of Colin Firth's mouth or something. So I asked the little usher guy and what do you know, it was the second person I've met who didn't speak English! So I figured I'd take the chance and worst case I could just look at Colin Firth for a couple hours and that would help a little bit. Luckily it turned out that it was English with Swedish subtitled so I didn't have to bother getting so worked up. The movie was good, really funny and sweet and I wouldn't even have recognised Helena Bonham Carter not dressed up nearly as weird as usual if I hadn't already read she was in the movie.
But, it turns out that you get assigned a seat in a movie theater on your ticket, and if you are a stupid American who didn't realise that so you just sit down wherever, they are Not Happy. So I got yelled at in Swedish for the second time this week.
On Wednesday I was trying to cross the street, like I have been doing unescorted for a good 20 years now, when these little kids wearing luminous orange jackets yelled at me. Seems jaywalking is frowned upon by people under 4 feet. They were Not Happy.
So now I am Not Happy. I've got a big choice to make. I am NOT going to slink back home like some loser for everyone to laugh and say they told me I couldn't cut it and they warned me about Him and blah blah. But I don't know if I can cut it in Sweden by myself.
Definitely not if people keep yelling at me!