american versus finnish customs

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american versus finnish customs

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rather interesting...

http://www.theatlantic.com/internationa ... nd/385140/

but I don't know if they were "bad" habits.

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Interesting indeed! I suppose "outsiders" should follow the rules. When in Finaland, do as the Finns do, otherwise be your usual self.

I don't think their social habits're wrong - just different from ours, with a hint of introvertism which might strike folk as being unusual, but that's all it is really - what people get used to in each country.

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one of the big differences between the French and the finns is that when entering a common area, such as a train, waiting room etc, a finn will totally ignore you, while a French person will greet everyone AND say goodbye as they leave.

the finn will give you're own space, pretending not to exist, while the French will make a point of acknowledging your existence.

(and why does the spellcheck capitalize the French, but not the finn? hmm... )

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I found YOU normally chatty. Did living in Canada make a difference?

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nope, as ADD, i'm an anomaly. mind you, once you get to know a person, even a finn can liven up. and i'm still useless at small talk.

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You might THINK you are, but I never noticed if so. BH, you probably found my chatter unbearable!! LOL! Maybe a good job I faded off to bed when I did, allowing you to Skype in peace!! : )

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rofl! you do chatter, but it's fun stuff! :dance:

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And I was being pretty quiet, for me ..... LOL!

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My American all male high school required that the students take one semester of swimming classes. About thirty or forty of us were instructed while swimming in the nude. Only the instructors and life guards were allowed to wear swim trunks. I guess it was a hygiene issue, but now and days the place would be raided and all the swim instructors jailed for some kind of child abuse. That first class was very awkward to say the least. But after that it was the routine and nobody was fazed by it.

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:shock:

How weird! Nothing wrong with nudity per se, but if the instructors could wear trunks/shorts, I wonder why no one else could?

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