Invader Stu: Warning signs that you are becoming Dutch - Part 2
Have you been living in Holland for a while? Do you think you might be becoming Dutch or do you think you might actually be Dutch? Here are a few more warning signs to look out for:
› You are familiar with and have used the two tone sigh.
› You enthusiastically over extend the word Goedaaaaaaaaaa until you’ve figured out what time of day it is and whether you should end with morgen, middag or avond.
› You consider ice cream toppings on bread a healthy breakfast.
› You have a calendar hanging in the toilet which contains the birthdays of all your friends and family.
› Your throat no longer hurts when you try to pronounce any Dutch words containing the letter "G."
› You regularly use the word "so" to communicate a wide variety of thoughts and emotions, without feeling the need to put it into a full sentence.
› You no longer pause to consider what a frikandel is made of before eating it.
› You know what a kroket is, and know to avoid the orange ones.
› You’ve started making your own sandwiches to take to the office (but often eat them on the train).
› The Albert Heijn layout has started to makes sense.
› You have used your bicycle to transport one or more of the following: an item of furniture, a mattress, a suit case, a crate of beer, another bicycle, newly purchased electrical equipment, the weekly shopping or other large objects.
› You consider 15 degrees warm and will happily have a barbecue under such conditions.
› When you speak Dutch the Dutch actually reply in Dutch.
› You are no longer impressed by windmills.
› You are aware that it is "The Netherlands" and not "Holland."
› You no longer freak out and start to panic in front of your friends when the emergence alarms are tested at the start of the month.
› You are able to eat more than two oliebollen in a day.
› You own, have owned or know someone who owns a caravan.
› You’ve started using strange sign language to indicate when something is lekker.
› You never lose hope about the Elfstedentocht.
Any signs that you are becoming "too" Dutch? Feel free to comment below!