Traveling in Denmark

This morning I woke up in Skagen’s Point, the northernmost tip of Denmark. I’m on a book tour for “Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back.” Each day I travel to a different city in Denmark and that night I give a talk and sign books at a local book store.

I don’t speak Danish, so I’ve been traveling with a translator. The translator, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, doesn’t drive, so I’ve been doing all the driving. It’s a fair exchange.

Anders used to be the prime minister of Denmark from November 2001 to April 2009. I asked Anders if it was a difficult adjustment to go from being prime minister to being a translator. Anders said, in the same way I didn’t capitalize prime minister, there are no high or low positions in Denmark.

I said we’re the opposite in the USA. In 1909 when Teddy Roosevelt left the office of the President of the United States and got a job bailing hay, he was stoned to death by outraged citizenry.

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