A Swedish Bus Ride

Source: "The Swedish Toolkit"


"This is when you know that a Swedish bus is full and that you need to stand!"

Swedes value their personal space

as much as their opportunities to be alone

They will travel alone to work

Rather than organising to commute with colleagues

It is much more efficient and practical

And you do not need to talk to anyone

people may rather stand than sit next to someone in a bus

or attempt by all means not to step into an elevator which is occupied

Confined places quickly become uncomfortable in Sweden

"The Swedes" and "Working with Swedes" present many of the unknown social rules in Sweden

By Julien S. Bourrelle

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