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|Sunday, 12 August 2001||June 2001 July 2001 Light Parameter Island September 2001 October 2001|
A pair of trousers is missing from the clothesline. How weird, as I did
pairs of business trousers out to dry.
Yet, now there is only one.
So, where is the other one? Stolen? No, highly illogical. I wear a rather irregular size. These trousers suit just a "small" audience. What idiot steals one pair of trousers when there are two identical pairs to take? He who likes one will take the other one as well.
The riddle is solved quickly. It is the wind who has taken the trousers. They are in the neighbours’ garden, getting dirty in the rain.
So, what to do? The evening is almost over. It’s too late to knock on their door. Well, it is not an urgent problem. At the moment I work in SUMit HQ, where the dresscode is very informal. And should I need a pair of business trousers urgently, there are several sets hanging in the cupboard. I wish this one a good night, in the cool outdoors.
The next morning the neighbours are not home. Now what? Just boldly invade the garden to snatch my property? It feels like theft, one way or another, even if it involves my own trousers.
The godmother of the street, ‘Toos’, hoes the city owned beds.
She knows everybody and everything there is to know in this neighbourhood.
Not much later neighbour Toos calls. She has got the trousers. And of course the whole neighbourhood was involved in this incident.
In a week I’ll board the plane, far away from clothesline and village mindset. Against the jet stream I’ll head westwards, towards sun, love and space. My backpack will contain just a few shirts, some shorts, the laptop and a large dose of freedom. Liberated, for the moment, from the Dutch drivelry.
|Married 17 August 2001: Simone Ploeg and Mark van Dijk. Congratulations.|
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