Dutch culture

Last night, I tried to buy a female colleague of mine a drink. For no other reason than we were standing at the bar together.

At the same moment, she tried to do the same. For no other reason than we were standing at the bar together.

So we were both standing there with our 20 euro notes waving in the air. And which one did the barman decide to reach for?

Hers.

In almost any other culture I’ve experienced, the barman would have, without doubt, taken the man’s money.

Is this some new Dutch equal opportunities liberalism, I’m now encountering? The woman has just as much rights to pay for the drinks as does a man?

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One Response to “Dutch culture”

  1. Laura Says:

    Me likes this… although maybe you were dressed like a student and the bartender wants to support education?

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