After getting shoved around again by rude and oblivious Swedes at Sturecompagniet last night, I decided to give proper warning to prospective expats thinking of moving here. Given all the America bashing in the press these days, I don’t feel so bad taking aim at the Swedes. This site should serve as a quick primer for those pondering moving here.
Naively, I was expecting a warm reception in Sweden; similar to when I lived in France, Italy, and Switzerland. Instead, I met a people whose personalities are as icy as the winterish region they call home.
Swedish people are like over-hyped celebrities. Like Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan, they are beautiful and glamorous from afar, but when you get up close, you realize there’s not much substance, they’re rather boring, and you wonder why you were so fascinated with them to begin with. And, after getting to know them more, you realize that they also have some pretty disgusting habits.
Read on for Swedish Etiquette…