To celebrate the start of the autumn, I offer you a somewhat creepy post and title about Finnish fear.

The windy weather, dark evenings, wellingtons, deer flies, flu and rotting smell of nature. Don’t you just love this time of year?! I get all cozy by the fireplace and carried away with thinking all weird stuff.

As a start, I would like to point out that there is no significant, nation-wide Finnish fear. We are very blessed that all things are so well in Finland. Thus, this post is a fun post about all those little everyday things that make us Finns panic.

I have been keeping a little diary about the fears of Finns. My research includes utterly biased media surveillance and observations from the last 25 years.

List of little everyday things that Finns fear

  • You have guests, and you run out of food
  • Your neighbor has a bigger salary than you
  • Burglaries raid your summer cottage
  • Lightning hits you
  • Your vacation weather is bad
  • You overpay for a product
  • You ruin your child with bad parenting
  • Bear attacks you
  • You are not understood when you speak a foreign language
  • You are in an event, and you don’t know anybody
  • You are too ”healthy” when you visit the doctor
  • You are a nuisance to your family
  • You get food poisoning from eating something after its last expiring date
  • You are overdressed
  • You cannot find anything that you would like to order in the restaurant menu

Dear readers, what do you fear?

What things Finns fear?

Hello there!

I’m Varpu. One blonde,
travel-loving,
Finnish engineer driving this site.

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