With all the terrible news around the world, and now this.
Shaena, from Canada, gives tips on finding a job in Sweden and minimizing the winter blues by watching Melodifestivalen. We also discuss the greatest pastry ever made – the semla!
iTunes – https://tinyurl.com/y8rgc6sw
Spotify – https://tinyurl.com/yamqjxos
Or wherever you get your podcast! If you like it, leave a nice review! Thank you! Hope you enjoy the show.
We had elections here in Sweden yesterday. I was reading the morning paper which had a section where they ask people on the street “What do you think is the most important issue in this election?”
One person answered ‘schools’, another answered ‘welfare,’ but my favorite was the woman who answered “The dog question. Where I can let my dog loose is something I want the answer to!”
Good point. I don’t see enough parties discussing the important issue of places to unleash your dog. They’re spending all this time arguing about schools, development and immigration, but not one party speaks up for Mr. Woofers, who apparently has trouble finding one of the many leash free dog parks that are pretty much in every neighborhood around here. Right on Mr. Woofers and Mr. Woofer’s caretaker! Important issues!
I found myself embellishing my cell phone conversation yesterday for the entertainment of my fellow subway passengers. My husband and I had a discussion about Halloween and my frustration with the Swedes not understanding that it is only one specific day and ONLY in October. (More on this tomorrow.) At some point, I realized the informative potential so I started making myself a bit louder and unconsciously with an increasing southern accent. I think my brain decided that would get more attention. I started saying things like, “You need to listen to me. No Halloween parties are allowed in November!”
(Husband says, “But that’s how Swedes celebrate their holidays.”)
“No, this holiday doesn’t belong to you and if you want to get it right, you need to listen to an American! We tell you how to celebrate and it’s October 31! Don’t come to my door unless its October 31! November trick or treaters and people in costume will not be tolerated! “
I’m hoping my message got through to my fellow passengers who were smiling a bit. It’s an important issue and they need to know the facts!