Dumb conversations

I was 22.

My sister had just booked us a trip to Amsterdam, as a celebratory thing for successfully finishing my master’s degree.

Now I have written a post on the issue of gaps in knowledge – which is essentially the reason this conversation happened.

The conversation

Talking about our upcoming trip to Amsterdam with Sis.
Me: What language do they speak in Amsterdam?
Sis: What do you think? What country is Amsterdam in?
Me: Ermmmm. I don’t know. I mean I will find out when I get there.
Sis: Ok so what does the name Amsterdam sound like?…
Me: Erm, I don’t know – like Russian?
Sis: 😑
Me: Probably somewhere near Germany.
Sis: Good! So what countries- forget it. It’s in the Netherlands.
Me: Really? We are going to the Netherlands?!

Three years really isn’t long enough to excuse these gaps, is it? Damnit.

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  1. It’s okay. I lived there for two years and when people ask what language I speak their first guess is usually Danish. It is a small country that doesn’t often get noticed, but it is beautiful and will always have a place in my heart.

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