Okay, I know nothing! I feel like a total fool. Here I am, with a blog about being Dutch in America, writing every now and then about how much better things are in the Netherlands, and now it turns out this has been going on for the last three years!!! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, food banks. IN THE NETHERLANDS! I am shocked to my core, and no, I’m not being sarcastic. I really am crushed. I never thought anything like that would ever happen in the Netherlands. Ever. And I have been writing that it never will, and all the while it was happening.
I feel like stopping this blog immediately, because clearly I have no clue what I’m writing about. But then again, I did say that I’d also be writing about my changing relationship with the Netherlands, which is bound to happen after being gone for eighteen years.
Well, is this ever a good example!
It also tells me that I either should really try and keep up with Dutch news, or shut up about Dutch politics and the wonderful safety net. Although it is still better…