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.

7 comments:

Jaclyn.... said...

Ok, so the spitting story was good, but when you got to the bird pooping on Delaney I let out a good laugh! I am picturing you, Delaney, and the lucky leaf.....

The Three T's said...

I agree with Jaclyn. Totally good story but as soon as I got to the bird pooping on Delaney's head, I totally laughed out loud! :-) That was definitely something that needed to be shared. :-)

Heather said...

Yes, I have to agree. I've let out a couple of laughs, after the fact of couse!

Heather Hekman said...

Wow, thanks for reminding me of things to be thankful for!:)

MiMi said...

this was hysterical!

Sara said...

Yes, I agree. It´s very disgusting and I highly dislike when people do that.

Mary said...

I just happened by your blog today and loved your story. Until I got to the bird poop part, I was sympathizing about the spitting, because it drives me nuts here. Especially since my male teammates have pickup that wonderful little habit. But the bird poop, well that's just too funny, because no matter where you live you can't control the birds.