Saturday, 26 May 2007

Junk Mail

One of my pet hates is the sheer amount of junk mail produced in Belgium. In Brussels, at least all the crap has to be produced twice - once in French and once in Dutch and everyone gets both copies.

It's generally delivered by old men skulking around the streets. I'd been in Belgium for a week or two when I saw one of these guys marching up the street with a bag full of newspapers. As I was collecting the mail I waited for him to reach me and he passed me a copy of the newspaper.

It was in Dutch, so I apologised that I didn't read Dutch and asked for a copy in French. The guy snatched the newspaper off me and wandered off in a huff.

So that's the story of when I first met the Vlaams Blok .

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