You know, there is no future tense in the Finnish language. While in English or German you might say, ‘I am going to do this or that,’ or ‘I shall have done that,’ a Finn would say, ‘How can you trust people who have different ways of talking about the future? Either you do it, and consider it done, or not.
Roman Schatz, as quoted in The almost nearly perfect people: behind the myth of the Scandinavian utopia, p. 214