why norwegians think it’s summertime now
This joke is sadly true, and explains why we Norwegians are all thrilled that summer’s here, although it’s only about 10?C today… It’s light until 11 pm though! That’s pretty good! I got the joke in email and can’t find it on the web, so I’m generously posting it here:
This is the warmest it gets in Norway, so let’s start
The Spanish put on winter coats, hats and mittens.
The French desperately try to start the central
heating in their homes.
Norwegians plant flowers in their garden.
Italian cars don’t start.
Norwegians cruise around in convertibles with the
The water in the Oslo Fjord thickens slightly.
People in California nearly perish from the cold.
Last barbecue of the season in Norway.
The British run up the heat in their houses to max.
Norwegians put on a long-sleeved sweater.
Australians leave for home, shellshocked.
Norwegians realise that summer has turned to autumn.
Greeks die of cold by the thousands and disappear
from the face of the earth.
Norwegians start to dry their laundry indoors.
Paris cracks and crumbles into pieces from the cold.
Norwegians stand patiently in line to buy hot dogs.
Polar bears evacuate the North Pole.
The Norwegian army postpones their winter manouvres,
waiting for real winter
Santa Claus moves south.
Norwegians are frustrated, as they can no longer
store moonshine outdoors.
The Norwegian army commences their winter manouvres
Microbes in food die.
Norwegian cows complain that the hands of the
milkers feel cold.
All atomic movement ceases.
Norwegians agree: “Shit, today it really feels cold
Hell freezes over.
Norway wins the Eurovision Song Contest.