Saturday, December 6, 2008

We're Not So Different After All...

Of course I've been noticing all of the differences between American and Danish cultures during my time here and commenting on any interesting experiences I've had. Today though, I wanted to share a quick story that shows that we aren't really all that different...

I went on a bike ride with my host brother, Søren, today to see his gymnasium (Danish high school), just so he could show me where he studies and we could talk a bit about Danish education.

While walking past a classroom, Søren pointed into a window and said:

"See that back row? That's where all of the students sit who don't do their work and just are in class on their computers.

"And in the front. That's where you have all the kids who like the teacher and know everything," he said while making a gesture of raising his hand.

It's always good to know that slackers and suck-ups are international concepts.

3 comments:

Nicole said...

HAHAHAHA SO TRUE.

Sasha Does Istanbul said...

The most important universal truth you will ever know.

Dean said...

Apparently spilling salt (having to then throw it over your shoulder) is also universal... That just happened to me, so apparently I'm now going to be unlucky.