Ome Jorge wrote:Zak patat
evilbu wrote:Ah, a major difference is the "tip" in restaurants. In Flemish restaurants (and I suppose most Dutch restaurants as well) you really shouldn't tip, if you pay too much, your change will be correct, down to the last cent.
Of course, some naive tourists don't know this and do tip, and ... it's likely the staff doesn't go to heroic lengths to point out that they shouldn't.
evilbu wrote:(I'm not Dutch. I am a Fleming.)
One thing I found bizarre is how much money people waste in cities on New York. I saw a lady taking a kid into a tavern in the morning, and she bought him a glass of orange juice and a muffin. He only drank and ate half of it.
Now in Flanders we would never eat out of the house BEFORE going to school. We just eat some bread of cornflakes at home and that's it. There you can drink orange juice from a box instead of buying a glass you don't even finish.
I also saw little bags containing pieces of apple. What a waste of money? Why not buying an apple and cutting it up yourself?
I think in Flanders we eat a lot more at home and prefer to cook for ourselves.
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