I’ve been living in Finland for over 25 years. Last night my phone rang. It was my aunt in New York.
Her: “Hi! How are things in Norway?”
Me: ….Um… Norway is great, as far as I know.
I didn’t even bother to correct her. I mean, Finland, Norway… who cares, right? They’re both cold, both have lots of blond people who like to drink, and - most importantly - they’re both not America.
In her defense, most Americans are completely incapable of identifying the countries on a world map. Including you. Of course, most Americans also aren’t the president of the United States.
People here in Finland keep asking me if you’re actually as stupid as you seem. I can answer that in two words: Um, yeah.
It’s hard for people outside the U.S. to understand that the president of the United States’ understanding of basic geography is right around the level of Mona from Au pairit Kanadassa. But it is.
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