“How Often Do You Speak Dutch?”

[Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Fifteen]

All. The. Time.

A friend of mine asked this question the other day. (Hi, H!)

Me: I pause before I open my mouth to answer a LOT
H: Um.. How do you say.. M…
Me: Exactly. Especially with strangers
H: You DID come from the US, right?
Me: *SIGH*

Today, for example, I was doing great, until I ordered the drink for myself, at a fast food chain.

Me: I’ll have a cola light.
Them: ….what.
Me: …a diet coke.

It made such an impression on them that they literally asked me where I’m from.

I’m from the Netherlands, friend.

English is obviously not my mother tongue.