Monday, July 28, 2008

I Do Not Live In Sweden

I'm amazed at the number of people who confuse Switzerland with Sweden. I am still getting emails asking me how I'm liking Sweden. Back in Chicago, when I officially announced my move, one of the producers would start talking like the Muppets' Swedish chef whenever he saw me.

When people move to the United States, do their friends email to ask how life is in the United Arab Emirates? If they move to Canada, do people say, "Wow! Cambodia? No kidding!"

It's Bern not Helsinki. Chocolate not meatballs. UBS not Ikea.

It's especially stinging to me since my ancestors are Norwegian. (My great-grandmother used to have a saying about "5000 Swedes raced through the weeds, chased by one Norwegian.")

1 comment:

diane said...

We just announced we are moving to Hungary. People keep saying "how exciting to move to Turkey!" Are they Hungary for Turkey?? Someone else recently said they weren't going to make it to Belgium. I said, "Good, cause we will be in Budapest."