Thursday, January 15, 2009
To Spit or Not to Spit
I thought I'd share with you some random things I've been observing here in Finland. There are so many things that Finns do that are so different from what I'm used to. About the second day here we noticed that Finland is a SPITTING culture. People will just hawk it up and spit anywhere and everywhere. I know we do this in America, it's just not as apparent. As I was walking to the train station this guy in front of me kept spitting about every three minutes AND he had squeaky shoes. To my enjoyment (major sarcasm implied) we were on the same train coming home and I got to walk behind him the whole way to our apartment. You have to watch where you walk, sit, lean and lay your bags. What's funny is the temperature never gets warm enough so the spit just freezes on the ground. This is my random observation for the week, I know it's gross but it had to be mentioned. Plus a bird pooped on Delaney today and I had to clean it off with a leaf. I don't do vomit, poop or spit. It was nice to come home.