It seems that some rude Dutch people are pissing off all the other rude Dutch people by speaking too loudly on their phones!
Amazingly, in a survey commissioned by Intel, 79% of people complained that people speaking too loud on their phone annoys them, yet only 3% admitted that they do it themselves! I think someone was telling porkies when they filled in Intel’s survey.
Another interesting bit for me was that the 18-24 year old population don’t see a problem in broadcasting the details of last nights latest conquest to the entire train carriage on the way into work, whereas only 23% of the more mature 55 year old demographic did. Clearly those in the 23% group are going through some kind of mid-life crises or recent divorces and are proudly advertising the fact that they are back in the dating game 🙂
For a nation who can rival the Americans for loudness and shouting whilst carrying on a normal conversation, I am frankly not surprised by the results. Given that most Dutch people have a propensity and are happy to pass the blame and criticism onto others, rather than looking at themselves in the mirror first the results were to be expected.