Overheard in Amsterdam #983

I was browsing through books at the local market (a very dangerous pastime, I bought three) when I overheard this exchange between the (Dutch) bookseller and an English customer – the customer was looking at a copy of Lisa Jardine’s book “Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland’s Glory

Dumb foreigner Looks like we stole all the good stuff from you…
Bookseller Well, that’s the premise of the book.
Dumb foreigner It’s amazing you’ve forgiven us!
Bookseller We haven’t.
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