Serbia - the EX/COMpatriate’s view

You know you’re a Serb when...

  • At your wedding the first song is always "danas majka zeni svoga sina".
  • You have at least 3 “slavas” (Saint`s Days) to attend to on the same day.
  • Your mother insists that "promaja" (draught) will kill you.
  • There's a slab of fat in your fridge called "slanina"(bacon).
  • Rakija is used to cure all illnesses, celebrate all occasions and as a massage lotion.
  • When you celebrate Christmas and Easter and New Year two weeks after everyone else.
  • You took a bath in a “lavor” (plastic basin) when you were a kid.
  • You can spend 3hrs in a cafe drinking the same coffee.
  • Calling someone for a chat at 1am on a weekday is the norm.
  • You've convinced all your friends that Bon Jovi's name is actually Bojan Jovic.
  • When people still think you are from Siberia no matter how many times you tell them Serbia.

The following excerpts are taken from –

donji deo sveske