“I look a bit tired. I have my exams this week.” She wants to be a judge.
He almost immediately apologized himself. “I am sorry, I was born and raised here, but I now attend the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague.”
She works for the assessment committee in a private professional university. She looked at her portrait and smiled at me. “I don’t like it”, she said.
Suddenly I heard the sound of a chain saw. “What is that?”, I asked him. He looked at his earphones. A faint smile, friendly but with a hint of disdain. “Music”, he replied.
“Yes! Yes! Rotterdammer! I just came from Haarlem. There, the Turkish Consulate. What was your question? Photo?” And he smiled all the time. He just could not stop smiling at me.