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Als ik de sleutel in het slot steek, komt een man uit het huis naast ons.
Hij aarzelt even, stapt dan op me af.
“Woont u hier?”, vraagt hij.
Ik knik.
“Dan ben ik uw nieuwe buurman”, zegt hij.
Hij spreekt snel, Engels met een Frans accent.
We kletsen even. Hij lacht graag.
Een sympathieke buurman is mijn eerste indruk.
Dan vraagt ie: “Werkt u nog?”
Hoe je iemands dag kunt verknallen.

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