On Nov. 23, 2005 I moved to The Hague from Washington, DC. This is my new Dutch life.


That Sucks

This train wreck (Ouch!) occurred in downtown Den Haag. In fact, we were on that tram and felt not a thing. The funny thing was that they let us sit on the tram saying that we might only be delayed for about 15 minutes or so. We eventually left without giving a statement or our names or any record that we were ever there.

I was once on a trolley in New Orleans that hit a car that tried to cut it off. I guess the driver didn't realize that trolleys can't turn out of the way. Duh. Still, I barely realized we'd even hit a car, but I had to stick around and give statements to the police anyway, presumably for insurance claims.

So, the socialist, Dutch government has, not surprisingly, a robust support system. If I claim to be incapacitated and I can't work, then they'll support me. So, what's to stop any ole onlooker from witnessing this accident, mill around for a bit and then claim they suffered an injury during this accident? They have strange system of oversight "for your own good" while leaving a lot of loopholes that enable people to become fat-asses living off the dole.

The ability to abuse this system is great. Remind me to tell you about the uproar over women with college degrees who aren't working - those jerks! How dare they!

Anyway bummer, dude. They probably revoked his license for not following the rules or something.



Blogger Reid said...

Hey, what a coincidence! I've been looking for a governmental system to abuse! I'm moving to Holland!

3:55 PM GMT+2


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