Norway

Norway Don’ts

  • Don’t think that you are special.
  • Don’t think that you are of the same standing as us.
  • Don’t think that you are smarter than us.
  • Don’t fancy yourself as being better than us.
  • Don’t think that you know more than us.
  • Don’t think that you are more important than us.
  • Don’t think that you are good at anything.
  • Don’t laugh at us.
  • Don’t think that anyone of us cares about you.
  •  Don’t think that you can teach us anything.

Norway Do’s

  • Do play along when Norwegians tell you about their extra special traditions, even if you have exactly the same thing in your own country.
  • Do act impressed when someone tells you about that night they drank four beers.  That’s a lot and “a big problem” in Norway.
  • Do learn Norwegian
  • Do visit the country.
  • Do take a class at the local college, preferably one you’re interested in (i.e., not Norwegian).