Cartoons of Finnish Nightmares Even Non-Finns Can Relate To

Karoliina Korhonen has created a book “Finnish Nightmares: An Irreverent Guide to Life’s Awkward Moments” that depicts typical Finns, but surely all introverts can relate. Featured below are some of our favorites.

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29 thoughts on “Cartoons of Finnish Nightmares Even Non-Finns Can Relate To”

  1. I never realised I was Finnish…….this will be a an uncomfortable conversation with my parents (as they all are).

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  2. I identified with all of them – and could add a couple of hundred more. A sampling:

    When you feed your street cats at three in the morning so you won’t run into any humans.
    When you stare at a point on the sidewalk about ten feet in front of you so you won’t see anyone you know.
    When you pretend not to see when someone offers you their seat on a bus.
    When you hope to God the seat next to you on the plane is empty.
    When you actually have to speak to someone – like at the pharmacy or in a shoe store.
    When you have to make a phone call.
    When you have to go into a store you’ve never been in before.
    When you stop to pet a dog and pretend there’s not a human on the other end of the leash.

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  3. Obviously I have too much selfesteem to suffer of all these problems. How do these people ever get into intimacy with somebody if they are so afraid of clothness?

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  4. @Jeanette Most of these apply to strangers doing things. Closeness and intimacy are great once you are friends! It just takes time and patience, that’s all. =)

  5. Also true for Swedish people. Great being a Dane in Sweden, as I do not mind taking the last piece of cake at all!

  6. Norwegians have their funny little things too. My daughter lives there and keeps me informed. Major social differences. For example, it is horrible manners to begin a conversation with a stranger, to even comment on their cute puppy even. Considered intrusive behaviour.

  7. Ha ha ha ha! Tales from a hollowed out world! When we lose touch with our Essence, we fear even Its shadow impinging on our vain substantiality through the presence of another of Its vessels. Seriously, this happens A lot in Canada, too!

  8. “Norwegians have their funny little things too. My daughter lives there and keeps me informed. Major social differences. For example, it is horrible manners to begin a conversation with a stranger, to even comment on their cute puppy even. Considered intrusive behaviour.”

    Eeeh, no. That’s the dummest thing I’ve read in a while. Your daughter must be pretty stupid if she lives here and thinks that.. 😂
    – A norwegian.

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  9. Man, is it sad that I relate to every one of these? 😂 And I’m actually enjoying quarantine because I don’t have to talk to people.

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