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The morning train to The Hague is full of chequered jackets.
Cival servants wearing squares, browsing through papers and magazines of various ministries.
They are people from another world, where politics to matter, are even a guiding principle. These people tell each other proudly about the wondrous plans they work on, and how often they speak to their minister. Their dialogues are flooded with words such as 'policy', 'structure', 'debate' and especially 'well regulated'.
Especially the last words are typical for the Dutch culture (.../typicaldutch.html): 'well regulated'. The Dutch love rules. This people ought not to think, that's an exclusive right of politicians and civil servants. Normal folks are pre-programmed, like a bunch of stupid robots, just following rules. The Dutch are folks that love to be moderate, the grey mob is not only ruling. They set the standard and expect other people to adhere.
A few weeks to go. And Nut will break free, out of the Dutch straight jacket. O, how I long to the Pasar Malem in Kluang. I dream of travelling by train through the endless outback of Australia, fully enjoy to do absolutely nothing, just stare outside the window from the Indian Pacific, on my way to a Fosters www.fosterbeer.com in Perfect Perth (holiday-wa.net/prhpage.htm) and close the trip with a jungle walk in the tropical rain forest of Malaysia from Kuala Lipis http://www.tourism.gov.my/....
Hmm, sweet dreams indeed. Past week was yet another week with a new deadline. I lacked the time for this season's first Tai Chi lesson. It shouldn't get any worse. Work is getting to be an infringement of my private life.
Thursday evening my neighbour Toos called me at the office. My new mattress had arrived. Not a average one for this heavy weight, but an extra sturdy Pirelli. I could only enjoy that mattress in my dreams that night. Thursday to Friday night was devoted to work, meeting a new deadline. There is no reason I slow down because of Dutch office hours.
Friday morning I went home by taxi, exhausted and against the flow. The officialdom's rush hour was now even less part of in my world. Last weekend I spent most of the time sleeping, and enjoyed it. They grey Dutch moderate mob will probably disapprove, well too bad for them!
|With special thanks to neighbour Toos where my new mattress was delivered.|
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