So just as I'm all happy and announcing this as my home, the Swedes go and piss me off!! What's that about? I was being nice!!
I hear a lot about how they have a reputation for being rude and unfriendly and freakishly reserved and in to themselves (how do you tell an extrovert Swede? He's the one staring at someone else's shoes), and usually I don't really agree. Well I mean, they're not always the most friendly outgoing people, but I really respect people's right to be different and live life how they chose, you know? If you don't want to say have a nice day to me, that's just fine. I'll just say it to you and if you look like an a-hole for not hoping I have a nice day back, then I can't really help you there.
But then today, I took the subway into the city to do a little shopping, and I was standing on the platform waiting for the train minding my own business, and this HUGE guy came right up to me and stood about an inch and a half away from me. And I was like, wtf? It was intimidating, he literally was about twice the size of me and he's just standing there, not even looking at me or anything. After about three hours I finally figured out that he wanted to get past me.
WTF? Who just stands there like some socially retarded moron instead of just saying "excuse me?". What is so wrong and scary about saying "excuse me?". I would have happily gotten out of his way, I have no reason to stop him in his clearly important journey to further up the platform, so it wouldn't have been a problem for me. But just standing there, intimidating me as a petite woman, expecting me to read his mind. What's that about Sweden? So I didn't get out of his way. Sorry, but if you want something from me, you gotta ask. Nicely. Then you get it. Not before.
Have a nice day everyone!