Saturday, 5 February 2011

You know you've been in Denmark too long when......

Found this here, and just had to share cause it made me smile a bit.

YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN IN DENMARK TOO LONG, WHEN:

1 You think there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

2 You don't think it strange that no one ever comes by to visit without being invited and you never show up at any one's place unannounced either.

3 You understand why not every type of meat can be put together on top of bread.

4 You wouldn't dream of coming even 10 minutes early to a party. (Once around the block is always an alternative)

5 The word "yes" is an intake of breath.

6 You find yourself lighting candles when you have guests - even if it is brightly sunny outside and 20 degrees.

7 Can't remember when to say "please" and "excuse me".

8 The first thing you do on entering a bank/post office/pharmacy etc. is to look for the queue number machine.

9 You accept that you will have to queue to take a queue number.

10 You can tell the difference between a Grøn Tuborg and a Carlsberg beer

11 When a stranger on the street smiles at you, you assume that:
        a. he is drunk;
        b. he is insane;
        c. he is American;
        d. he is all of the above.

12 Silence is fun.

13 It no longer seems excessive to spend 800 kr. on alcohol in a single night.

14 You know that "religious holiday" means "let's get pissed".

15 You use "Mmmm" as conversation filler.

16 You go to the supermarket and buy three good beers and 10 not too good ones.

17 You have only two facial expressions, smiling or blank

18 Traditional dinners may not necessarily mean a cooked meal.

19 You forget how to open canned beer.

20 You honestly believe that the distance between Copenhagen and Aalborg is long.

21 You will leave a pub if you can't find a seat.

22 Your wardrobe no longer has suits but blue shirts and mustard colored sports jackets and lots of denim.

23 You don't mind paying the same for a 200-metre bus ride as you do for going 10 kms.

24 You don't look twice at businessmen in dark suits wearing white sport socks.

25 You can open a beer bottle with almost anything.

26 You are very surprised when you receive compliments about ANYTHING - including your appearance/clothing! In fact when you do, you find it suspicious and start thinking they might have ulterior motives.

27 You've completely forgotten what a "date" is - no one ever comes to pick you up and unexpected gifts are VERY unexpected.

28 You think its normal to pick up a girl in a pub, walk her to her bike and ride with her back home.

29 You think its impolite to sit next to someone in a bus if there is a bench where you can sit on your own.

30 You know the meaning of life has something to do with the word "hyggelig".