Ukrainians and Russians

People often ask me if there is a difference between Ukrainians and Russians, so here is a real story that will forever answer this question.

N. and I are lying in bed, eating peaches and persimmons, and sharing quotes from the books we are reading.

“Life is good!” the easy-going and perennially contented Ukrainian member of our relationship says.

“Don’t say that or you will bring bad luck upon us!” the fatalistic and dramatic Russian member of our relationship responds.

We’ve been having this exact same conversation about 3 times a day every single day for as long as we’ve known each other.

That’s a cultural difference for you.

One thought on “Ukrainians and Russians

  1. Ha ha. This made me laugh. I’m Ukrainian AND Russian. And this perfectly explains my conflicted personality. I’m happy by nature and have what many describe as a “sunny disposition” but I always think that things are going to take a turn for the worse. 😉


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