Two things every Finn can do

Two things every Finn can do

(...or so it seems to me if I'm in a generalizing mood.)

1. Direct traffic in parking lots for events. Every orienteering or whatever event we go to has half a dozen Finnish people in fluorescent vests, flawlessly and efficiently directing our parking efforts like they were born to do it.

2. Emcee athletic events over a microphone and speakers. Announcing finishers, advertising concessions, giving out awards - you could ask any of the Finnish adults in attendance and they would be able to do this, no problem.

I am so sure these are not actually 100% true (I mentioned the first one to a class one time and they just stared at me blankly), but it sure is fun to stereotype! It makes me wonder - what could any one of a room full of Americans do capably on a moment's notice?

Why I won't be watching the new Anne of Green Gables

Why I won't be watching the new Anne of Green Gables

Mint oreos in Finland!

Mint oreos in Finland!