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How Stereotypically Eastern European Is Your Grandma?

You should call your grandma after this.

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  1. Tick off all that apply to your grandma.
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    Tick off all that apply to your grandma.

    1. Eats a lot of sunflower seeds.
    2. Will never let her hair go grey.
    3. Still makes an effort to dress elegantly.
    4. Or only wears long dresses and a scarf over her head.
    5. Owns a lot of pearls, amber, and rose gold jewellery.
    6. Is absolutely militant about making you eat whenever you’re nearby.
    7. Is personally offended if you’re not eating at every moment that you’re with her.
    8. Will literally cook you anything you want.
    9. Will then put butter on everything that she cooks.
    10. Believes in the evil eye.
    11. Knows someone that definitely has the evil eye.
    12. Doesn’t permit you to do certain things purely out of superstition.
    13. Makes her own jam every year.
    14. Pickles everything.
    15. Has weird folk remedies for every ailment.
    16. Is small but probably has the potential to destroy anyone that hurts you.
    17. Went through a whole load of shit.
    18. Is quite nonchalant when talking about the shit she went through.
    19. Will defend you when your parents are strict.
    20. Will let you do stuff your parents didn’t.
    21. Crosses herself a lot.
    22. Has rugs on the walls.
    23. Has about 12 massive houseplants.
    24. Treats houseplants as though they have feelings.
    25. Occasionally says really morbid things, like “I’m nearing my expiration date.”
    26. But has more energy and enthusiasm than you do.
    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.
    28. Which usually just involves force-feeding them.
    29. Asks you when you will give her great-grandchildren.
    30. Will always, without fail, shout down the phone during every call.
    31. Will spend at least 15 minutes wishing you very nice, specific things every birthday.
    32. Has a cupboard full of crystal glasses and decanters.
    33. Has floral wallpaper and at least one woodland painting in her home.
    34. Grows her own veg.
    35. Explains behaviour in reference to both Western and Chinese zodiac signs.
    36. Has lovingly knitted you some gloriously hideous clothes.

How Stereotypically Eastern European Is Your Grandma?

Your grandma isn't particularly stereotypically Eastern European: she isn't superstitious, and probably isn't a big fan of pickling and preserves. But she loves you fiercely and would definitely always defend you.

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There are a few things that your grandma doesn't do – perhaps she has moved beyond the carpets-on-walls thing – but knitting hideous items of clothing and force-feeding her loved ones are two important passions in her life.

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Your grandma is so stereotypically Eastern European that she can get through a bag of sunflower seeds at lightning speed then make enough blinis to feed a small army in an equal length of time.

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