10^2 Dutch Driver Culture Conversation


I once ventured to make conversation with a Dutch driver.
That is not the punchline.
Four of us were travelling together, booked for a ‘gig’ in the Netherlands.
Picked up by a driver,
Frequently I was the one too slow to make the back seat
Or too burdened with empathy
To ignore our native chauffeur during transit.
On this lengthy journey I attempted a now infamous question amongst us,
‘How do you think the flatness of the land has affected the culture of the Netherlands?”.
Guffaws from the back seat.
I will always fight for the validity of that question!