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Back when young ScaryDuck worked in the Dole office rather than simply queuing in it, he had to deal with a claimant brought in by his mum. She did all the talking. He was 40 years old.

Have you had to deal with over-protective parents? Get your Dad to tell us all about it.

(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 15:13)
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The Poo museum
I've only just remembered this.
I went to primary school in the Netherlands for a few years, meaning I am completely bilingual and got the best (and worst) of both cultures.
One week my teacher decided to have a school trip to an exhibition that was on in the local museum. It was all about poo, sort of like 'Oh, this is tiger poo, wow' and 'Ah amazing, this is how your poo mechanisms work' etc. Children love that kind of stuff, it's cool.

So the letter got sent out to the parents, telling them to pay 5 guilders (or whatever the cost was back then) and to make a packed lunch for their children, because this was an educational trip about poo.

Of course, my dad had to kick up a fuss about it. He isn't the calmest person at the best of times, so he threw one of his usual tantrums. He wrote a letter to the headmaster, then a few days before the trip met up with him. It's all a bit vague but I can remember him telling everyone what a scandal it was. My mum was fine with the whole thing and probably just went along with him because she knew it wouldn't be a big deal.
'You can't talk about poo, let alone go to a poo museum! What are they teaching you at this school? It's just rude.' Was basically his argument.

Anyway, he ended up coming with us (I think the headmaster asked him to) so that he could be sure that my delicate little mind wouldn't explode when I learned that poo is natural and that every living thing does it.
I think he quite enjoyed it actually.
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 15:24, 11 replies)
Sounds like a load of shit to me.

(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 15:36, closed)
I want to go to a poo museum now...
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 15:36, closed)
Yeah but
as far as I can remember it was quite an anti-climax.
They just put the different poos on display with tags next to them to explain where they came from =[
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 15:42, closed)
Did every label say the same thing?
(, Sun 13 Sep 2009, 16:04, closed)
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 13:47, closed)
I love the netherlands and grew up in a different country also
your trip to the museum must have been a bunch of shit
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 15:51, closed)
I bet
he secretly wanted to go with you so made a big fuss in order to get an invite
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 15:53, closed)
If he didn't want you visiting a musem,
Why didn't he drop you off at the pool instead?
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 17:15, closed)
nicely done
very subtle
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 22:10, closed)
if he got tired walking around the museum
he could be guaranteed to find a comfy stool
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 23:30, closed)
I'm reminded of South Park
Mr. Hankey.

Or should that be our Spanky? :)
(, Sat 12 Sep 2009, 14:12, closed)

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