Today I went to shop (do you say "went to shop"?) and I'm driving bicycle, because I don't have a car. When I got there I saw three russians outside, eating ice cream near the bicycle stand. The way things work in small villages of Finland is that you never lock your bike, there is no reason to do that. Nothing ever is stolen, you could leave anything anywhere. Unless of course some foreigners happen to catch your bike like polish people who according to my theory are actually aliens from outer space and they need to steal bikes to build a new space ship.
Anyway, my first thought was that when I come back from the shop they have stolen my bike. But to my surprise the bike was there when I got back. I guess they were too old to steal bikes, because they were about 50-60 years old people.
In bigger cities you have to lock your bike, because there are more foreigners there and also because the big city culture is similar to elsewhere, even cities of Finland are really small compared to any other country.