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March 1, 2010

Life in Japan – making someone wait while you cross the Zebra crossing

Filed under: Life in Japan — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 12:29 am

Life is full of unspoken conversations.  And unspoken conversations that happen even while people are speaking.

Take the following.  I was at a zebra crossing, and walked across it.  A car was approaching.  I looked at the car, made eye contact with the driver, and walked across while the driver waited for me.  After I had crossed, the driver went past the crossing, then “zoom!” sped up a little bit.

Here is the unspoken conversation.

This is the bit at the crossing.

Me – “I am gonna use this crossing.  You are gonna wait for me.  You don`t like eye contact with a stranger?  I can do worse things than make eye contact with you. ”

Them – “Bastard.  Making me wait like this.”

This is the little speed up after I passed the crossing.

Them – “Fuck you!” (in a whiny voice, while getting away ASAP).

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1 Comment »

  1. not only Nihon Clayton san

    Comment by john — March 1, 2010 @ 9:21 am


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