Auraus on mitä sattuu, junat eivät kulje ja ihmisiä kuolee kaduille; on minusta järjetöntä miten huonosti Suomessa lumisiin talviin on varauduttu. Jonkin sortin ilmastodenialismia vissiin sekin. Ollaan niin kuin näitä hankaluuksia ei olisikaan, jos ne vaikka siten lakkaisivat olemasta.
”Jos X-Files olisi tehnyt Suomeen sijoittuvan jakson, olisi jengi varmaan kulkenut kaduilla neljäntuulenlakit päässään joikhuja kailottaen.”
Oi taivas miten eeppistä tuo olisi ollut!
Never had this happen to me, thank Ukko, but an equal horror is if the door doesn’t work or the driver simply forgets to open it for you while letting new passengers in.
The absolute worst is when the driver forgets and there’s no one getting on at your stop, so the bus just speeds on.
Then you obviously just pretend you weren’t going to get off here anyway and ride along until the next stop, praying that they remember your press then.
I guess it’s noteworthy in this context that Linus went the officers-in-reserve route during his time in the Finnish Army. The Finnish Army markets itself as the Finnish school for leadership skills, and the (nowadays supposedly old-school) style of leadership it has traditionally taught is Management by perkele.
+1 for the hillbillyness, mentally we’re the backwater country in these parts. Also, especially the men here seem to carry this bizarre idealized nationalist image of their home country, usually tied to our wars with the Soviets (nowadays touted using image macros on the Internet), and this overhyped ”we’re so badass we can take on any foe and come out on top” picture of the Finnish übersoldier of both literal and figurative sense. So you’ll be hard-pressed to find a Finn admitting he can’t take the cold: it’d go twice against his self-image sustaining beliefs (that there’s something bad about his country, and that he can’t cope with it).
Thankfully this isn’t perfectly mirrored in our politics, but even in parliament there are forces with an apparent longing for their idealized simpler post-war times, directly appealing to the nationalist common folk I described.
It’s not all that bad, but I think this is the insider’s view which, while not exactly a secret per se, perhaps isn’t as visible from the outside (and on the inside it’s so ubiquitous it usually goes without mention). Our international politics are perhaps most atypical for the common Finn; I think our international representatives are good in mostly not conveying this inwards-turned, nationalist side of us, and still showing pride in Finnish achievements that matter in the modern world (mentioned by others commenting here).
Aim from Finland än ai apruuv this mesits.