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‘That was a nice little article you wrote,’ she said with a radiant smile, ‘but I just don’t understand … (women often feel the need to add a reprimand to a compliment) … that after all this time you still misspel Burgemeester de Monchyplein.’ ‘Oh, is that so?’, was my perplexed reaction. ‘ ‘Yes, de is with a capital D. Just look at the street signs.’

There was an awkward silence. Then she suddenly seemed startled and finished with the words: ‘Now don’t you write a column about this, if you please!’

30 November, FH  (MM)