Part of me hates to do this, as I really like this person. But she’s been pissing me off lately
You and I have been friends for years. You came to the US a long time ago, in your own words because of the economic opportunities. You are highly educated and very smart, and US industry employs people like you.
I think you like it here, but for ten years I have smiled politely as you compare everything in the US in a mildly unfavorable way to Finland. Finland’s food is better. Finland’s attitudes towards alcohol are more mature (bullshit, you’ve a lot more drinking problems than the US). Finalnd’s weather is better, as it apparently gets too hot in most of the US. Even, and I am not making this up, Finland’s birch trees are better. As I said, I like you and I have always assumed this was a little bit of homesickness. I admit to being a bit merciless in my teasing about the birch tree thing, as that’s just silly.
But, in the last few weeks, I have had to listen to an endless stream of complaints about how many migrants are resettling to Finland. There are too many of them! They don’t speak the language! They complain about the food! They are ungrateful! They aren’t really refugees, they are just looking for jobs (which, even if true, so what?)
You fucking hypocrite. By your own admission the people of the US have made you feel welcome. By your own admission, you came here for the financial opportunity. YOU complain about all things US. And the only response you have to any of this is that “it’s different?!”