Nicknames

schaapIt all started with Mandarijn (mandarin) when I was a young girl, for obvious reasons. Especially the boy next door, Patrick, loved to call me Mandarijn. Of course I couldn’t accept it just like that, so after a while we became Mandarijn and Perzik (Peach).

My volleyball team in Groningen used to call me Skippy, because I always jumped for joy when I scored. Apparently it looked pretty kangaroo-like.

Last season our AA Drink mechanic nicknamed me Bambi. He called me that for months in a row without me knowing of it, and when I finally found out he almost choked with laughter. Bambi! Long legs and clumsy. But I didn’t find it very insulting, for Bambi is also cute and she has very pretty eyes. And nothing wrong with long legs, of course.

Last weekend in Drenthe I bumped into this mechanic, he yelled…

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