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It's lunch time.
The sun shines.
The weather is surprisingly nice for October.
Several French around me start putting on their coat, ready to go out.
Sebastien, my French teamleader, approaches me with a giant smile.
Henk, shall we all go and have lunch at the terrace on top of the highway?
I understand his grin.
In the end he ordered a satay, a salmon bin and a can of coke. That sounds quite acceptable, but for a Frenchman it is still a culture shock when the satay comes from the same oil as the French fries. Even the salmon bin was a small drama to him. No French decorations or elegance. No, just a plain white bin, with a piece of salmon, and that's it. He was just in time to avoid a topping of garlic sauce.
So, that explains his current joy. What a good practical joke this will be for his fellow country men. The group is suspicious, but joins the walk along the highway nevertheless, towards "de Vrijheid".
I stick to a simple chips with peanut sauce ("patat pinda") and a "kroket" bin ("broodje kroket"). A team member order exactly the same, just playing safe. Sebastien leads the rest of the group and orders with great routine a satay, a salmon bin and a coke. Boldly, he orders some "French Fries" too.
The rest of the French takes a deep sniff, smells the air of fried fat,
collectively turns around, and leaves the premises.
Sebastien looks disappointed.
All his predicted fun vanishes!
His order is ready. Full of confidence he starts with the salmon bin. The coke tastes good as well. He saves the French fries for the moment. Now it's time for the satay. He opens the paper bag and looks shocked to the flattened bin with brown sauce. Where is the wooden pin? Where are the pieces of meat?
I roll on the floor with laughter.
Ha, ha, Sebastien,
He sighs hearing his own words bounce back on him.
This is not his day.
First the practical joke with the full team fails, and now this on top.
But, all the honours to Sebastien:
He keeps his pride, and bravely bites the satay bin.
Happy and relieved he starts his fries and is in for a new shock.
Ha ha, Sebastien: The best practical joke you prepare for yourself.
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