So, since I moved to Finland, I found out that gastronomy isn’t exactly the Finns’ forte. But there’s a brand of cheeses available in Finnish supermarkets that offers a really spectacular selection - and I’m a bit of a cheese connoisseur.
So on my lunch break at work, I found out which company owned the brand, and shot them an email to congratulate them. You know, just a one-liner to tell them their products are good and please keep up the good work, nothing more.
I just got a phone call from their head office abroad. The conversation with the lady went something like this:
– Hey, thanks for your kind email. We’re really glad you love our cheeses! How much do you weigh?
– Uh? 165 lbs. Why?
– Well, you just won yourself your weight in cheese. We’ll send you the voucher.
Can’t be an infinite cheese supply, as I would have to infinitely grow fatter
But it would be a mathematical limit - as in, I get 165 lbs of cheese, gain, say, 40 lbs, ask for 40 lbs more, gain 15 lbs, ask for 15 lbs more… until I approach the limit that I mathematically never reach, so in the end I’d be asking for nanograms of cheese-equivalent voucher extensions.
That was my experience but then again in some peoples eyes English food isn’t that great. It’s what I know and suits me.
In some kinda instalments I hope? That’s friends and family small gifts sorted for a couple of years I guess
I attended a conference and stayed in Tampere. Coming out the pub pi$$ed at midnight into daylight was rather novel.
I went on holiday once to Gran Canaria and the area we went to was like mini Finland. I played a few of them at Mölkky and won every time. Never played before so either I’m a natural or they were crap. The latter I suspect. I even bought the game when I got home…….sitting in my garage un-played for about 5 years! Nobody local will play me…they obviously know my rep
I was never served anything that blocked me up in the military. Rather the opposite… Ymmv I guess.
As for overeating, that’s something I can’t do anymore. I went from 240 lbs to 165 lbs years ago, it was a grueling experience, and I have no intention of going through that again. So I’m careful with what I eat - and more importantly, how much I eat - even if I love the stuff.