Thursday, January 17, 2013

Finnish Joke

How can you tell if a Finn likes you?  
He's staring at your shoes instead of his own.

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Source of joke - Quiet by Susan Cain - page 14


  1. I've been staying with my father for the past two weeks - he is elderly, turning 90 this May.

    He's always been quiet, but I think that he is more so recently. He came to Canada age 5 from Finland - a famously introverted nation.

    When I read him this joke from the book Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking - we both laughed very hard.


  2. Judy I just read your last three posts and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed that. Fun vicariously visiting the museum with you. And the view from your father's guest room moves me very deeply. My parents are elderly and far away... anyway, thanks. -sus

  3. If i am barefoot and he is staring at my shoes ... There is a handsom man in my bedroom closet.

    Should i dare look ?

  4. judy, how wonderful to have the time with your mother turned 92 on the 14th = monday. she's getting thinner and smaller and we need to hold those quiet hands and fingers for as long as we have them - laughter is very important at this age - helps to not remember time. x

  5. :) We finns are not always so quiet:) One just has to know us and then we start to talk. Of course, men are guiet:)
    But now I know why I like your blog! There is something common, someting finnish maybe?
    Say greetings from Finland to your dad:)

  6. Helen Salo (also a Finn) left this comment:

    helen salo has left a new comment on your post "Finnish Joke":

    Too funny! I always am telling my sister to "stop being so Finnish" she never speaks up and it is something I have faught against my whole life, as I saw too many people not get what they want, or not know what is going on. All the intoverts turned me to an extrovert.

    I accidently deleted it when I deleted a spam comment.

    Thanks for all your caring comments.

  7. Love this post and the time you are able to spend with your father...the laughing. Both of my parents have passed and I watch as the world of friends cares for, embraces, and treasures their own. It is a time to be honored.
    Also, I've been wanting to read that book, it's on my list. Are you enjoying it?

  8. i just told that joke to a random suomalainen beside me in the library and he didn't really laugh (introverted?) and said, "well that's the stereotype" and then talked to me for 15 minutes about it.

    who knows? i like it though, and i will take a poll for you. x


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