In a (Gazelle) bike shop in Antwerp, Belgium.
My husband (to the shop assistant): ‘I would like a bike for myself – what do you recommend?’
Shop assistant: ‘Now, that I look at you, the Heavy Duty model for sure.’
My husband: ‘Heavy Duty – very authentic. Describes my whole existence. Let’s find a bike to my wife, too. Do you have also models like ‘Easy Life’?’
My husband this evening popping in the bathroom on the 1st floor where I am taking a relaxing bath (the children are playing in the living room downstairs) :
He: ‘I’m gone for work-out! Shall I open the bathroom door so you can hear the children?’
Me: ‘No, thanks – same reason.’
Just received an e-mail invitation from one of the leisure time clubs of my employer.
I open it: ‘Club for colleagues who are above or reach the age 45 in 2020.’
There is also a photo illustration about the program in 2019, looking quite similar to this one below.
Many thanks. It’s really high time 2019 passed.
Me (to my 13-yr-old daughter): ‘Can you remind me, please, what the Dutch verb ‘verwennen’ means? I forgot..’
She: ‘It means e.g. when parents pamper their children, do everything for them..’
Me: ‘Ah, now I start to understand. But ‘pamper/do everything for them’ – you mean in the positive or negative sense?’
She: ‘From whose perspective?’