Sander Polling

Who are you?
Hi guys! For those who don’t know me yet, my name is Sander Polling, or how the most of the Commotianen know me for the past few years, Polling.

What do you do?
I’m studying Toegepaste Psychologie (Applied Psychology) at the Hanzehogeschool in Groningen. If this makes you wonder if I’m able to read your mind, than you’re right. The minute we’re having eye contact I know what kind of person you are and what kind of characteristics you have. That’s how we role at the Hanzehogeschool. Besides studying and reading minds, I work as a waiter in several restaurants in and nearby Groningen, because I already know what you would like to order.   

Why are you a member of Commotie? 
Since 2014, I’ve been dragged along to one of the monthly get togethers in ‘Het Goldenfust’ by Lard and Annick. When I saw all the Commotianen having a drink, laugh a little bit and playing quite intensive games of ‘Mexico’, it felt as love at first sight. I kept attending to the monthly get togethers and at one point I was asked if I would like to attend the Commotie’s trip abroad to Warsaw! After that trip Commotie and I had many more adventures. So many, that I decided (with a little peer pressure) to become full Comotiaan.

Are you an active member as well? 
Yes I am! I’m active in the Lustrumcee ’18-’19! This means that Commotie and I are almost five years together, quite a special moment. Together with my other lovely Lustrumcee members, we will organise a spectacular lustrum! So spectacular, that there will be no lustrum festivities for another five years after that. Mark my words. 

Which activity of Commotie is the most memorable?
I really enjoyed the tramparty during the trip abroad to Warsaw! What an ambiance, what a lot of laughter and what a lot of alcohol. This most memorable activity is at the same time my worst memory of a Commotie activity, because I was black-out drunk during the whole ride.

What are you most proud of?
What I’m most proud of are all the members of the Lustrumcee and that I can eat an eierbal in 17.64 seconds.

At what moment do you feel the happiest?
When I’m being surrounded with my friends or family and we’re having a really good laughter. I really enjoy seeing my friends and family happy.    

What is on top of your bucketlist?
Eating in the best restaurant of every continent according to the Michelin guide.

For what in the world can someone wake you up?
When there is a fire in my house.

To what places do you want to travel the most?
Wherever adventure is waiting and the drinks are cheap!

What ability do you really want to have?
To memorise everything after a night going out, because when I’m going out, I usually am going out.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Temptation Island and First Dates. I love the tension.

What don’t you like?
When people are impolite, rude, snobbish or think that they are better than you, without even knowing you.

What would you do with a million euros?
I will buy a small hotel in a nice and warm country and become a hotelier. Free overnight stay for all Commotianen!  

With which member of Commotie would you want to be stuck on an uninhabited island?
Lard Andringa, since we’ve been on a few trips to Terschelling, an almost unihabited island, when we were 16 and 17. During one of these trips, I was lost in the dunes for one day. Luckily I watched a lot of Bear Grylls at the time and I survived by drinking my own pi… Nevermind. But I think that, when stuck on an uninhabited island, Lard and I will be okay.

Which two members of Commotie are secretly meant for each other?

If you guys don’t know this already…. ;p

To whom do you want to pass on the keyboard and why?
I would like to pass on the next keyboard to miss Mimimattn! Also known as Marte de Vries. This because I’m really curious what’s on top of her bucketlist. Goodluck Mimi! 

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