That said, Dutch people always try to get a good deal. It's their trader's blood, they can't help it...
I can tell you that the first time he did this, I was shocked. I didn't really know if I should feel ashamed or should start laughing out loud. After all, we don't need all the free stuff. It usually ends up in the second hand shop.
So when I told him yesterday that I have a workshop next saturday, he said: 'you don't have to go and buy bread bags for lunch as I have some' and then he magically pulled open the cupboard and showed me these:
We never bought the water but we do have 3 bread bags.
And he also took care of the aprons... although I want to alter 'em first before using 'em:
I now know that it's a sport for him to walk away with the free stuff - he loves the look on the faces of the cashier desks people when he cheekily says 'it says it's for free' in his Dutch accent in Belgium. Sometimes they stare in disbelieve! LOL :)
For him, it's also a personal campaign to try to get rid of the free stuff they give with products in Belgium. In Holland, they just give you a discount instead of all the rubbish you get for free.
What else is on the free stuff list:
- 12 small whisk tools for the kitchen
- 40 mugs
- 30 drinking glasses
- 50 beer glasses
- 25 cheese trays
- 10 cheese knives
- 4 soccer balls
- 12 plastic storage boxes
- 2 play boomerangs
- 1 huge tennisbal
- 5 inflatable beachballs
- a pair of sunglasses
Guess who's doing the grocery shopping around here? It's not me anymore...