Won’t Do It Again, Scot’s Honor

| Belgium | Friendly | July 21, 2016

(The Dutch speaking part of Belgium doesn’t like to be confused with their Dutch neighbours – and vice versa. I’m on the phone with a Scottish customer and somehow we come to the topic “ethnicity.”)

Scot: “Right, you are Dutch, aren’t you?”

Me: *sternly* “No, I speak Dutch as a native language but I’m Belgian. I think I’ll call you ‘English’ from now on.”

(He apologized and never confused the two again!)

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