I love working at TGI. Friday’s. I meet so many people from all over the world and I get a change to actually talk to them, it’s wonderful.
Tuesday evening I was working a pretty busy day for a Tuesday, we even had a waiting list for a while, and that has not happened while I have been working on a Tuesday before (Saturdays, yes! But Tuesdays? No!). Anyway, there were two Australians at one of my tables and they where here for a holiday (They had been traveling for 5 months and were headed for 5 more!). They told me that Australia was voted the 2nd best country to live in and they new that Norway was the best. They asked me if I thought so too.
I found this very interesting. I can easily explain why my country is better than the worst on the list, or even the 10th, but seeing how it is better than the runner up, is kind of hard. So we had a little chat about it. I started explaining that I felt very safe, that if anything happened to me my country would take care of me, and if I had a baby Norway would give me money to stay home and take care of it. I said I really did miss all the wonderful beaches, and being able to surf like the Australians, but the guy (there was one guy and one girl) said he missed skiing, so we where kind of even there. But the girl told me that Australia could probably be better on taking care of stay-at-home mothers. So we found something ^^ but I am very sure that Australia probably has many positive sides that Norway could adopt as well.
I just wanted to tell you this so maybe you could think of ways your country is wonderful, compared to that same thing in Norway or any other place. I know there is a lot of stuff I miss in Norway, and that I would want to live someplace else for a while. But I also know that Norway is my home, and I would never want to live anywhere else.