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?