The Ten Most Difficult Things to Do as an Expat in Sweden
9) Date the natives.
8) Mate the natives.
7) Pronounce the number sju.
6) Get the bill within a reasonable amount of time after finishing a meal.
5) Get something done during the months of June, July, and August at any place of business including banks, public authorities, and post offices.
4) Survive the months of November, January, and February without going postal due to lack of sunlight. (Yes, that's right. The post office is closed in July, and you go postal in February. What happens during the months in between is anybody's guess.)
3) Navigate a path between all of the baby buggies taking up space on subway, buses, and sidewalks. (The proliferation of baby buggies this time of year is directly related to the months of November, January, and February, as couples find other things to do than leave their apartments).
2) Date the natives. (Does that sound familiar?)
1) Write a top-ten list about life as an expat in Sweden without making any reference to herring, whether fermented, pickled, or used as a deadly weapon.