It is September and autumn is here in Finland. The windy weather, gloomy evenings, wellingtons, deer flies, flu and rotting smell of nature. I just love this time of year! I get all cozy by the fire place and carried away with thinking deep stuff.
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.
Varpu’s little list of things that Finns fear:
- You have guests and you run out of food
- Your neighbour has a bigger salary than you
- Your summer cottage is violated by burglaries
- You are hit by a lightning
- Your vacation weather is be bad
- You overpay for a product
- You ruin your child with bad parenting
- You are attacked by bear
- 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 of eating something after the last expiring date
- You are overdressed
- Your child’s school has a mold problem
- You cannot find anything what you would like to order in the restaurant menu
Dear readers, what do you fear?