A few years a young Belgian guy joined the vessel I was working on at that time, he was to be trained as a DPO. One day while moving in towards a platform to do our thing he was observing what I was doing. And suddenly he made a remark that still puts a smile on my face whenever I think about it. For the Dutch readers, imagine this in a Belgian accent: “Bart, uw handen glijden over den DP-desk gelijk een componist over zijn klavier”. Translation for the non-dutch speaing: “Bart, your hands glide over the DP-desk similar to a composer over his piano”.
I thought that to be a very nice compliment…..and again it puts a smile on my face!