The following post is entirely in English, if you feel like translating it into Dutch, please do!
This is not in strange confessions because I am not sure if it is a strange confession... If it would be better off in that topic, please move it.
I was messing around on bol.com which is a really cool website where you can order things. The interesting thing is that I was on the Dutch site! It is fun to read about winkelwagentjes and other fun shopping things and try to figure out what the site is asking. I was looking for the Dutch version of Microsoft Windows, and I found it. The only problem was that the frequently asked questions said that they could not send software outside the Netherlands, so that was out.
I then started searching for CDs, and came upon some Dutch kinderliedjes. It was two collections, each with 4 CDs, called kids top 100 parts one and two for a total of 8 discs!
It wasn't very expensive, so I decided to order them. I was most nervous filling out that Dutch form, but it was sort of fun as well as nerve-wracking, lol. The site kept addressing me as "u" which I am getting used to slowly, but the formality still intimidates me a bit and I was trying to figure out where to type my street address, my city, and my other info. I kept mistyping things, forgetting to fill out required fields, and generally just sat there hoping I was doing it right and hoping that if something wasn't right, an english-speaking customer service person would email me in the morning! I pressed the order button and nothing exploded so I think I am ok, I just need to write this post to slow my racing heart, lol. It wasn't that bad, it was just really frightening, but I figure that immersion is probably the way to learn. I do a lot of online shopping and so doing it in Dutch seems quite natural to me if slightly difficult. The form insisted on a title, so I had to call myself Mevrouw which I am not very fond of calling myself, I am never addressed by anything but my first name, I ask sales people and stuff to call me by my first name. Formal I am not, and formal that site was, lol. That was my shopping experience so far, I will update you as things unfold. I hope that tomorrow I will get a pretty little email saying all is well with your order and that I will be able to understand it, lol. I guess there is always the "annuleer" button if I really get stuck!
Thanks for listening and I hope to have good news tomorrow or is that today for you all already.