From March until November, Finns are like characters from Game of Thrones. All they can say is, “Winter is coming” over and over again. And when winter comes, it is cold, dark, and unbearably long. Its darkness makes us tired and the cold ensures we stay indoors. As a result, during the winter months, our level of social interaction matches the temperature outside: -10. There is nothing else to do other than freeze at a bus stop, sweat inside a bus because of heavy winter clothes, work, freeze at a bus stop, sweat inside a bus, stay home, and go to sleep. And this goes on for 6 months out of 12.