mabrycampbell@niklastorm Well my wife is from Gothenburg so I've got a good idea. Let's see, here's one -- don't smile at anyone on the sidewalk bc they'll think you're crazy and run away. This is not rudeness, this is minding your own business (which I love). Give me some facts. :))
niklastorm Now the sidewalk one can be funny. Do it the other way (keep looking, smile and perhaps even nod) and you can really confuse people :-)
mabrycampbell I can't stop the nodding. That's very common in Texas. Going on five years and I still do it. Here's another, hold the door open for a Swedish woman and she just freezes, not knowing what I'm doing or what she should do. :)) @niklastorm2mon
niklastorm The "facts" came from an investigation of 76 different nationalities where they were compared and ranked on various scales (e.g. hierarchical/non-hierarchichical, individualistic/<can't think of the opposite>). In almost all categories Swedes were very extreme. On the other hand, so were US people...