Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Unexpected

The other day a grandma came to the store and while loading her groceries to the till, she started this convo with me:

G: Aren't you cold here in Lapland?
Me: Cold? No.
G: Is it ever cold in your home country?
Me: Nah. The lowest temp is probably +18'C.
G: Do you miss your home country?
Me: Sometimes, but not that much.
G: Oooohhhh...what made you move here?
Me: My Finnish hubby.
G: Do you have kids?
Me: No. 

I was holding my breath a little, getting myself psyched up for what she was going to say next if it was baby related topic still.

THANKFULLY, this is what she said instead:

G: Ah, I'm just SO glad to have you here in Sodankylä.

P.S. Another grandpa whom I had never met before said a similar thing: I'm glad to have you here. Don't ever go back to your home country! HA HA HA HA HA HA...



  1. That is SOOOO lovely! We do brace ourselves for the negative comments, so the positive ones are so much more welcome. I'm smiling at the thought of that.

  2. @Mali: Yeah, I was really afraid she was going to say something "typical", but turned out it was really a LOVELY surprise for me. :-D

  3. That is really really sweet! And so nice that it didn't go "there".


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