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How Stereotypically Eastern European Is Your Grandma?

You should call your grandma after this.

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    Tick off all that apply to your grandma.

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    1. Eats a lot of sunflower seeds.
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    2. Will never let her hair go grey.
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    3. Still makes an effort to dress elegantly.
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    4. Or only wears long dresses and a scarf over her head.
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    5. Owns a lot of pearls, amber, and rose gold jewellery.
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    6. Is absolutely militant about making you eat whenever you’re nearby.
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    7. Is personally offended if you’re not eating at every moment that you’re with her.
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    8. Will literally cook you anything you want.
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    9. Will then put butter on everything that she cooks.
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    10. Believes in the evil eye.
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    11. Knows someone that definitely has the evil eye.
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    12. Doesn’t permit you to do certain things purely out of superstition.
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    13. Makes her own jam every year.
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    14. Pickles everything.
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    15. Has weird folk remedies for every ailment.
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    16. Is small but probably has the potential to destroy anyone that hurts you.
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    17. Went through a whole load of shit.
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    18. Is quite nonchalant when talking about the shit she went through.
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    19. Will defend you when your parents are strict.
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    20. Will let you do stuff your parents didn’t.
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    21. Crosses herself a lot.
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    22. Has rugs on the walls.
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    23. Has about 12 massive houseplants.
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    24. Treats houseplants as though they have feelings.
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    25. Occasionally says really morbid things, like “I’m nearing my expiration date.”
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    26. But has more energy and enthusiasm than you do.
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    27. Thinks no one is good enough to date you but will also treat any S.O. she meets like they’re already a family member.
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    28. Which usually just involves force-feeding them.
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    29. Asks you when you will give her great-grandchildren.
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    30. Will always, without fail, shout down the phone during every call.
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    31. Will spend at least 15 minutes wishing you very nice, specific things every birthday.
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    32. Has a cupboard full of crystal glasses and decanters.
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    33. Has floral wallpaper and at least one woodland painting in her home.
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    34. Grows her own veg.
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    35. Explains behaviour in reference to both Western and Chinese zodiac signs.
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    36. Has lovingly knitted you some gloriously hideous clothes.
 
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