You know you're Swedish when...

It is insane how well these things fit in on me, maybe I am not as international as I think I am ;) Proud to be Swede <3

You go seriously sentimental when entering an IKEA store, outside the borders of Sweden. Kind of want them to implement free things or at least discounts for Swedish passport holders. Going to send an e-mail to Ingvar ASAP.

Whenever discussing international problems you always, without exception state that “why don’t you do it like we do it in Sweden?” Hahaha flashbacks of Amanda in facilities class discussing environmental issues. "In Sweden..:"

You have serious difficulties crossing the street when there is a red light. Even when there are no cars. Ehm so what?

You get guilty conscience from throwing things in the dustbin that could have been recycled. Haha, I am still bitching about the lame recycle efforts the Americans do"

You take your shoes off when entering a house. It is called good manners.

You find the ads for Coca Cola during Christmas completely useless since no one would consider drinking any other soft drink than “julmust” during Christmas anyway.

Making fun of Norway is a national institution. And vise versa.

You are obsessed with health issues. Everything is bad unless it comes from Sweden, in which case its ok.

You find it normal to have to go to a special store that is owned by the government, that’s only open during daytime to buy a bottle of wine, or other alcoholic beverages. Glad to be out of Sweden on this point, the gas station works for me.

You split the check by the exact penny after eating at a restaurant. Hahaha true, but working on it!

You thought wall-to-wall carpets were a concept of the past or the ferries to Finland/Estonia/Germany/Denmark. Then you went abroad and realised that you were wrong.

You find the idea of wall-to-wall carpets in bathrooms and toilets simply appalling.

You consider Sweden the best place on earth and that Swedes are the most intelligent and beautiful people in the world. TRUE!

You have been accused of being from Switzerland. Repeatedly. OMG so many times and it doesn't get better by: Yes I am Swedish but I went to University in Switzerland! People outisde of Europe can not process this kind of information.

You just love singing “snapsvisor” while drinking any kind of alcohol.

You would never use public transportation without a valid ticket.

You generally consider the pre-party better than the night out in a club that follows.

You look forward all year for August when you get to gather your friends, put on stupid paper hats, drink vodka, sing and eat crayfish. Oooh you lovely Crayfish-parties!

You always go “That’s not REAL snow” whenever it snows in countries that usually don’t get snow.

It’s raining and you hear yourself say your grandmother’s wise words, “There is no bad weather, just bad clothes”

You constantly have to point out that not EVERYONE in Sweden is blonde, in fact you add that most people are not.

IKEA is home away from home.

You find it OBVIOUS that a mile is 10 kilometers.

You consider it tradition to get wasted and dance around a giant penis symbol stuck in the ground every summer. Can't wait!

You go to the downtown during a Sunday and don’t expect to meet a single soul during a 30-minute walk.

You think its completely normal to at least have studied one year of German, one year of French and one year of Spanish. Ser Gutt Ja, Si claro, Oui!

You know almost every other country in the world as well as most capital cities, or have at least studied this for a Geography test.

Every time you see a Swedish brand/actor/company/phone/car/furniture store you feel compelled to point that out to your friends (with badly hidden pride in your voice). I can honestly say that I feel genuine pride everytime i spot a Volvo in Aspen!

You find teenage mums shocking and very strange; because you don’t know anyone who had a child before 25, and you thought that was young.

Lösgodis (pick ‘n’ mix) becomes more desirable than cigarettes.

Your parents pay you every month for not eat candy for a year (or so). Good times, good times.

You in pure disgust try to tell your fellow peers that it’s basic human behavior to shower after PE and they look at you like you come from a different planet.

People say your name in fifty different ways, but no one can get it right. Story of my life. Theresa, theresa, theresa.. How hard can it be: THERESE!!!

You just love to ‘fika’, and know that it is an activity that is meant to last for hours and is not the equivalent of going for a coffee. Wouldn't mind a good "fika" right now.

You instinctively spot ‘Swedes’ from a distance just based on looks and what they’re wearing.

You think going to the pub for a drink is a waste of time if you’re not going to get drunk. HAHA

You have absolutely no idea what is meant by” Swedish massage” that keeps being advertised as a hot item in spas all over the world. ???

You’re not in Sweden you miss the hotdog stands where you can get a hotdog with shrimp salad when you have been out partying!

You celebrate Easter and Christmas a day before most other countries.

Easter means decorating some twigs in a vase with colored feathers, eating herring and painted eggs, and of course, dressing up as a witch and knocking on random neighbors’ doors in hope of getting some candy.

You feel bad if you’re not outside on a sunny day.

You find it completely normal, when going to a pre-party (förfest) everyone has their Systembolaget-kasse in the fridge and notoriously keep track of which liquor is their liquor!


This amazing post is acctually from my Lovely friend Amandin's blog, please check it out!

Me and Amanda at Mellow Yellow in Malmö!



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