corders in the hague

It's like having the Corders round for dinner - except the kids don't smash stuff and Mike doesn't drink all your booze. And when you're bored you can get rid of us with a mouse click rather than having to start tidying up the house.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Dutch idiosyncrasies 1:

The is the first in an irregular feature of this post that will shine a light on Wierd Dutch things:

When you sit in a waiting room, like at the doctor's, Dutch people greet you. They walk in and say "Goeiemorgen/goeiedag" or some such and then sit down and ignore you.
I've been walking into waiting rooms for years and have never felt the need to greet my fellow waiters.
Irmie and I were sitting waiting to sign our lives away at a mortgage broker's office last week and a couple walked in and said hello and sat down.
I racked my brains wondering where I knew them from before I remembered this strange Dutch habit.


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