Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"
Norwegians will pick up other Norwegians at the airport if :
(1) they have been away for more than 6 months
(2) if they have been kidnapped
(3) they won an Olympic medal
Otherwise, the investment of time and resources would not be justifiable
It is much more practical to pick travellers up at the train station in the city centre
Or to let them make their way to where you live
The total time investment is lower and together you save time and money
The comfort and human contact is usually not part of the equation
Norwegians are pragmatic and efficient
Things work well in Norway
The trains are on time
They run every 10 minutes
You have a comfortable place to sit
It takes 20 minutes and you are in the centre of town!
Why would someone want to drive 1 hour both ways to pick someone else?
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