A trip to Sweden

by eliasen 11. September 2010 01:17

Hi all

So I spent Wednesday and Thursday in this week in Sweden, which was a strange experience.

First of all, even though our languages are actually quite similar, I don’t understand a single word.

Secondly, even though Sweden are bragging that they are the country in the world where the most people have the fastest broadband internet connections (or something like that) they still have a very primitive way to handle train passengers that have bought a 10-ticket-strip. You need to go to an employee and get a manual stamp on the piece of paper.

And finally, a weird experience was when I got out of the airport in Stockholm and needed a cab to take me to my hotel. Funny thing was that there were cabs in 5 lines and the cab drivers from all the front row cabs and even some of the cabs in the second row were all shouting to make me choose that particular cab. I hate that – several people wanting me to choose them and having to reject some of them. And I wonder why on earth the cab drivers from the cabs in the second row were also shouting. I mean… their cabs couldn’t even get out! In Denmark, if you try to get in a cab that is not the cab that was first on the scene, the cab driver will tell you to go to the cab that was first on the scene. They make sure internally that cabs get customers in the same order the cabs arrived in.



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Comments (2) -

9/12/2010 12:54:36 AM #

You forgot to mention their election system, which probably wouldn't be approved by any UN observer.

9/12/2010 2:00:45 AM #

Hey, Peter....

Not really into all that, but I am guessing that you are, so right on! Smile


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Jan has a masters degree in computer science and is currently employed at CGI Denmark as an IT architect.

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