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Dutch People Can’t Park Worth a Damn (and Other Stuff Too)

25 Feb

The following is to be read in the narrator’s voice from one of those 1950’s educational films:

The Dutch are a proud, hard-working, and rather tall people.  They’ve made many contributions to global culture, particularly in the arts, water management, seafaring, and the slave trade.  The Netherlands is also well-known for the use of bicycles in their bustling cities rather than automobiles.  The result of this two-wheeled transportation point of view is that the fine, fine ‘Nederlanders’ who do operate motor cars can’t park them worth shit.

Of course, the above is hyperbole and intended to induce a chuckle or two.  But the fact remains that if there’s one skill the Dutch lack, it’s the ability to properly park an automobile. Continue reading