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Intr-un magazin olandez / In a Dutch store

06 Feb

Acum cateva luni ma aflam intr-un magazin de confectii in satul olandez in care locuiesc. Magazinul e relativ mare, eu ma aflam in spate, cand deodata ma loveste un miros de toaleta, ca sa il numesc asa… mai neutru. La scurt timp dupa aceasta constatare, m-am indreptat spre casa, pentru a achita ceea ce voiam sa cumpar. Aveam o persoana in fata, deci trebuia sa astept. La doi metri de casa, oarecum in mijlocul magazinului, vad o scena care ma ingrozeste:

o mama cu doi copii, dintre care unul mic, bebelus in carucior, iar altul spre doi ani, s-a hotarat acolo, in fata clientilor nevinovati, printre care ma numaram eu, sa ii schimbe copilului mai mare scutecul. In timp ce el statea in picioare, i-a dat jos panatalonii, i-a scos scutecul, ceea ce explica mirosul infiorator, l-a curatat cu servetele umede si l-a echipat la loc.

Soc si groaza, as fi vrut sa spun ceva, sa o intreb pe mama de cand asa ceva este un lucru normal, ca eu sa stau in mirosul acela infect si sa fiu vrand nevrand martora la asa o activitate. As fi vrut sa le intreb pe vanzatoare de ce ii permit asa ceva. Dar nu am spus nimic, pentru ca nimeni nu spunea nimic si nu am putut sa imi dau seama daca sunt eu exagerata si chiar este o scena normala, cel putin pentru Olanda. Voua cum vi se pare?

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 A few months ago I was in a clothes store in the Dutch village where I live. The store is quite big and I was somewhere in the back. All of a sudden I was hit by a heavy toilet smell, to name it like this… neutrally. Shortly afterwards I went to pay for the items I wanted to purchase. I had one person ahead of me, so I had to wait. In front of the cash register, about 2 meters from it, I saw a horrifying scene:

a mother with two children, one of them a baby in a buggy, the other about 2 years old, decided there, in front of the innocent customers, one of them being me, to change the oldest child’s diaper. While he was standing, she took off his pants, his diaper, which explained the nasty smell, cleaned him with wet towels and clothed him again.

Shock and horror I felt, I would have liked to say something, to ask the mother since when such a thing is considered to be normal, for me to stand in that smell and to witness, willing or not, such an activity. I would have wanted to ask the employees of the shop why they are allowing this. But I didn’t say anything, because nobody else did and I couldn’t figure out if I am exaggerating and this is really a normal scene, at least for the Netherlands. What do you think?

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2 Comments

Posted by on 6 February 2013 in ENGLISH POST, Fenomene olandeze

 

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2 responses to “Intr-un magazin olandez / In a Dutch store

  1. lia

    7 February 2013 at 20:11

    Pai comentez pentru ca Miki asteapta un comentariu de la mine:). Ei bine, nu sunt de acord cu schimbatul scutecului in magazine, pe strada….asa oriunde. As fi fost la fel de socata. Deci Miki, cred ca te asteptai la alta reactie din partea mea, nu?:)

     
    • Miki

      7 February 2013 at 20:33

      Nu nu, raspunzi dupa asteptari, aseara doar te provocam 🙂

       

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