A Dutchman Walks into a Kitchen

A few months back…

British guy: So how are you finding The Netherlands?

Me: Great so far. We like where we live and my wife is enjoying her new job. How long have you been here?

BG: Me? Oh about two years. It’s nice, I have work, the people are nice enough. What do you think of the food?

Me: Well, we haven’t explored too much but so far it’s been…a bit underwhelming. I mean, if you like frites and fried mystery balls, then you’re in luck. We hope to find a few gems here soon.

BG: Yea, well, I’m sure they’re out there but good luck (chuckles). You know, being British we don’t have the best reputation for food but, I eat better there than here. And, you know, the Dutch joke about English kitchen.

Me: Yea? What’s that?

BG: What’s what?

Me: The Dutch joke about English kitchen.

BG: Yea.

Me: … Yea, what? How does it go?

BG: …How does what go?

Me: The joke.

BG: What joke?

Me. Huh? The Dutch joke about English kitchen.

BG: They do, but the food is better back home.

Me: (-_-) … Oh. So there is no joke?

BG: No, I’m British. I don’t know any jokes.

[I can’t remember if he actually said that last bit; it may have been a subconscious addition]

[image courtesy of toolskitchen.net/]

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