This post is not to be taken too seriously and YES it contains sweeping generalisations of both cultures. This is a humorous comparison of the typical Saudi man and his Finnish counterpart as husbands..
The Saudi man is very romantic, sweet talk is what he knows.
The Finnish man doesn’t talk or kiss as the saying goes.
When the light bulbs need changing the Saudi man calls the Pakistani electrician to the rescue.
The Finnish man thinks, I might as well change them all to new.
If the wife is in a bad mood the Saudi man sends her to her mother’s house for pampering,
while the Finnish man is stuck with the wife and her constant rambling.
When the Saudi man comes home he expects a hot meal.
The Finnish man only can only dream of such a great deal.
When the wife is not home the Saudi man orders home delivered shwarma because he doesn’t know how to cook.
The Finnish man creates a nice dinner by looking in the cooking book.
If the Saudi´s favorite football team looses he heads for the sheesha place to unwind.
The Finnish man is already in the bar watching ice hockey and getting drunk out of his mind.
If the team wins the Saudi man calls his friends to celebrate.
The Finnish man will stay in the bar until very late.
When the car needs the oils changed the Saudi man sends the driver to get it fixed.
The Finnish man asks his wife to do it and not to forget the beer and chips.
When their child is born the Saudi man goes to the souq to get his wife gold and diamonds.
The Finnish man heads to the bar to get drunk with his friends.
The Saudi husband leaves a trail of thobes and ghutras for the wife to launder,
while his Finnish counterpart wears the same socks for a week then throws them on the floor for the wife to pick up and murmur.
As soon as he comes home the Saudi man sits on the couch to watch football and wants his wife to bring tea,
while the Finnish man sits watching ice hockey and asks for a beer or three.
If the pipes need plumbing the Saudi man calls an Indian plumber to do the job,
while the Finnish man pours some vodka down the drain to flush out the clog.
The Saudi husband shows his love by giving his wife chocolate and a foot massage,
The Finnish husband thinks it´s enough he took out the garbage.
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Hello there! I’m Laura, the founder of Blue Abaya- the first travel blog in Saudi Arabia, established in 2010. Travel has always been my passion- so far I’ve visited 75 countries and I’m always on the lookout for new adventures inside and outside of Saudi Arabia! Follow my adventures in Saudi and beyond on instagram: instagram.com/blueabaya
hahaah nice 1!!
OMG, so funny! Didn’t know you were so good at riming :-)
Hehehehe love it!
thats very funny!dont know which husband would be better (or worse) looool
yes, it’s funny :) very nice, thanks for writing it
Now how many time did you mention the word “Beer” ??:)
Lovely, missed the contrasting humorous posts of yours, congrats on the baby!
thanks guys! I will try to write more of these in the future then :)
CLAP CLAP CLAP! Very nice post :D
Hi there Mohamed and thanks for your comment!
hi layla i love your blog so much,, im indonesian whos married and living in riyadh ,, congrats for your sweet little saudi princess :-)
Haha that is quiet humorous.
Thank you for sharing it ! And thank you for taking the time to take a look at my blog.
hi fatma thank you and welcome to my blog!!
Alia- I love your blog!
Thanks Peggy!oh yes the Finnish man will always make up excuses to have a beer :)
Oh the references to beer and vodka are not far off! We make jokes in our family about how much Finns like a drink…or two! This is fun, well done Laylah. :)
LOL I loved this. My Pakistani is (luckily?) more like the Saudi husband. Lol. And my Pakistani husband indeed changes light bulbs around the house :-P
rose water-thank you!That’s good you don’t have to call another Pakistani man to change the lit bulbs Lol
Hahaha…This is one entertaining post Laylah.My husband is an Iraqi but i’m not sure what kind of Iraqi traits that he’s carrying.Perhaps I should do one Iraqi husbands vs Malaysian men..LOL.
By the way, I’m Malaysian married to an Iraqi and lives in Malaysia.
I love this! It’s really funny! Made me smile :)
Todella hauska postaus ja ilahduttava blogi-löytö :)
Ihana ja mielenkiintoinen blogi :)
My Italian man is like your Saudi husband – minus the diamonds and gold. I prefer to buy my own, but that's because I'm an American woman who can and does buy her own stuff. On the other hand, Italians (like the French) invented romance…
Notice that, as an Armenian-American, I'm not marrying an Armenian man. They never love you as much as they love their moms and then
I just got married to a Saudi alhamdulilah
The lines you said about Saudi men are so true that its a little scary and funny at the same time
cute; but it’s telling that so much of the difference is not due to culture but to economics. notice how many times the Indian/Pakistani or the worker is mentioned when it comes to the Saudi husband ‘doing’ something. He doesn’t really do it himself, does he?
very cool! i am inspired now to do my own blog entry comparing american boyfriend and jamaican boyfriend (i am an american living in jamaica w/ a jamaican man, obviously). love this blog
Hi Stephanie! thanks for the comment looking forward to reading it!
OMG is funny but oh so true!
i like your authentic comparison and all of your posts are so nice. i spent so much time here reading your posts
much love :)
Thanks Jashim, nice to hear from you! I hope you will keep visiting :)
These are the traits that I hope would not vanish in Saudi. Our country used to have these men, now I think we can count it on our fingers.
I’d totally want a Saudi husband provided that I’m the only wife! :D
it’s hilarious.. I really enjoyed reading it.
I’m a Saudi and I prove that, :D
The posts are good and I like these.. true multicultural mosaic. Me an Indian open to all cultures. I enjoy reading you posts n going thru the Blue Abaya. It is so positive. I am learning Arabic level 2 .. soon will upgrade to level 3.