This is a funny book of finnish people. I got to know this book of few youtube videos where foreigners did present this book.(There you can see one of those). Later I did read this book at book store.
There below is my samples of that book (which I found really funny) and after that a comment how I feel for every argument.
As you can see on the video in the book there’s pictures to show these situations but I just try to describe these.
When you’r out of coffee (you’r depressed).
Definitely yes! I need my morning coffee!
When you want to leave your apartment but your neighbor(s) is in the hall way. (Your looking at peephole and waiting they’re gone.)
Sometimes yes, usually no. I don’t do that very often but sure there’s days when you don’t wanna meet anybody…
Sharing an elevator with a stranger.
Ok, I have to admit. It can be a little awkward. Finnish people need their own space. In elevator you don’t really have that much…
When you meet your neighbor more than once with a short time.
This doesn’t usually bothers me much. It depends is she/he someone I know well and which mood I am (do I want to talk to people or not).
When you sit at the bus and someone comes to talk to you.
It depends. If I’m tired or depressed I don’t want to talk to strangers but normally I do like that…or atleast it’s ok to me if that person is proper and not too drunk like people actually very often is here in Finland if they start to talking to strangers.
When you wanna taste some free samples but don’t want to talk with seller.
This just happened to me some time ago at K-market grocery store. There was some gratin tastes and I was gonna walk over it but then that worker saw me and invited me to taste her food. I was just so tired that I didn’t want to talk to anybody and would love to go back home as soon as possible. Sure I had to talk to her a little cause I didn’t want to be rude.
When someone gives you compliments. (It makes you embarrassed.)
That’s for me too! I ”hate” to get compliments cause it means extra attention…or sure it’s kind of nice but somehow it do makes me embarrassed, specially when I was younger…