Dienstag, Juni 06, 2006
A couple of years ago I was on an academic summer course in Jyväskylä with lots of international participants (and teacher), including an American girl. She was very nice and sociable, but she was obviously uncomfortable about even the shortest of silences in social situations, and we Finns were equally uncomfortable about her tendency to babble hysterically about anything whatsoever just to keep silence from falling even for a moment. One wanted to tell her “Seriously, we don’t hate you at all, but PLEASE shut up already! This is FINLAND, we LIKE silence here!”
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