Norwegians pay for themselves

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

The best way to make Norwegians feel uncomfortable is to pay for their coffee, dinner or drinks, and not let them pay you back!

They will feel so uncomfortable about owing you money that they will send you a message when they get home to ask how much they shall "vipps" you

Or will just Vipps you back without asking. 

Vipps is a fantastic app that allows a Norwegian to pay back another Norwegian right away electronically

It helps Norwegians sleep at night

"It is as uncomfortable for a Norwegian to owe to others, as it is to make others feel like they owe something back!"

When you sit in a Norwegian coffee shop, you will be able to observe ladies having coffee with their fellow Norwegian friends

You can clearly see that all the ladies have more money than they need

And that they have been friends for many many years 

Yet each lady will pay for her own coffee

Only for her own coffee

Things need to be equal and in equilibrium at every time step in a norwegian relationship


Interesting to learn more about the Norwegian culture and how it is interpreted by foreigners? Read Our Social Guidebooks to Norway 


By Julien S. Bourrelle

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