People often tell me how surprised they are at how "positively" I talk about Denmark... how jeg only say the positive things, but the truth is.... I do not have so many complaints.... Seriously! I love Denmark and I have found so many good things about my new home. Of course, I miss my American conveniences, but I decided before I moved that the only way for me to be happy and comfortable in Denmark was to learn to adapt. So I adapt a little more each day... and I become happier each day... HOWEVER....
Jeg har EN klage! Ikke om vejret. Ikke om priser. Ikke om meget mørke dage i vinter. Og ikke om dansk! Min klage er om husholdningsartikeler! Faktisk, kun EN husholdningsartikel... en at jeg kan ikke finde i Danmark og en at jeg kan ikke bringe fra Amerika-- min "CROCK POT"!
I have ONE complaint! Not about the weather. Not about the prices. Not about how dark the winter days are. And not about Danish! My complaint is about household appliances! Well, actually, only ONE household appliance... one that I cannot find in Denmark and that I cannot bring from America--My CROCK POT!!! (I actually brought a new one here and killed it with the transformer because crock pots need something special... or so we learned!!)
In Denmark, you can buy 37 different fryers....and you can actually buy an electric potato peeler, but you cannot buy man´s GREATEST INVENTION! The one invention that can cook your dinner while you work, so when you come home from a winter day out in COLD, DARK Denmark, the house smells like a delicious dinner!
My complaint is not so big.... but if someone can help me with this.... my "Positive list about Denmark" will have one more thing on it.....and my "Negative list about Denmark" will be empty!