Bus seats in Finland - for the unsocial people, like me.
Rule number one in Finnish public transport culture: Don’t sit next to anyone. Unless the seats are like this.
In every other cases fill the spots from window seats. Then standing up seats. If the bus gets crowded sit next to someone but sit as far as possible from the other person and turn your head to look to the completely different direction. Don’t say a word.
And if you’re the one sitting next to window pray all the gods that the other person leaves before you, because otherwise you’d have to speak to him/her. Usually it’s something like “Umm..ileavenow”. Remember, no sorries or smiles. Just say it as low and fast as possible without making any eye contact.
legit advise for people visiting finland. that “ileavenow” is “mä jään täs” in finnish. it’s okay if you don’t pronounce it perfectly right because the only reason someone would talk to strangers in public transport is to ask them to move, so they will get the hint.
BUT! usually just things like putting your phone away and rustling your bag and looking like you are about to leave will do the trick. no need for words.
….and this is how you wait for a bus in finland:
Reblogging because of that picture. So true. And familiar.
This is the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen…what the actual fuck. It almost seems like a joke but I feel like it’s actually serious????
In Finland strangers try to stay the fuck out of your personal space? I’M MOVING TO FINLAND.
And I thought England was awkward.
it’s pretty much the same in estonia tbh
Are you talking about Sweden? No? Same thing in Sweden.
Turn on the app If you feel unsafe hold your finger on the screen. Once arrived to a safe location, enter your code. If your finger leaves the screen without entering the code law enforcement is notified and your location is tracked through your phone.
reblogging bc this seems really useful
This is great and all, but doesn’t account for no signal places like the Underground…surely? What happens if they steal your phone?
I do like (having looked at their website), that the information can be collated and given to the user as precautionary data, and also the police to make areas safer - so long as they actually go through with it and don’t sit on the data.
Whilst I think it’s a great idea both mentally and practically to have this kind of ‘backup’, I strongly believe that everyone should be taught self defense classes as part of their education at school - martial arts teach discipline and allow a means to channel emotions too.
As my old karate teacher said, knock them down so they stay down. Then you run.
Is it just me who does this for your older brother/brothers? Gives them cake? Hehehehehe. This is chocolateballs, tigercake and a chocolate cake with Ice cream with chocolate bits on it. It took 3 hours to make all of this. x3