The Dutch are very shallow and boring
Submitted 11 months 2 weeks ago by MarcosZeitola.
The Dutch are very shallow and boring people. However, the International dutchies seem more travelled and interesting. Dutch people are just happy when something works and they don't bother looking for a better way of doing things. Because of this they are slow to adopt new technologies. For example, dutch people still use outdated internet tools like zoover and marktplaats despite the obvious superiority of Ebay and TripAdvisor.
In spite of lots of classic British comedy being shown on Dutch television, sarcasm appears to be beyond the abilities of most of the locals. Instead of sarcasm, a primitive combination of rudeness and bluntness is deployed like a caveman wielding a club. Some actual examples are below.
“You must love it here in Holland, I’ve been to your country and it’s quite backwards”
“It’s nice that you made the effort to learn Dutch, but you speak it so badly that we should just speak English”
“you expats always go out and drink after work because you have no real friends here”