|Originally posted by Lira |
Exactly, that! Jesus H. Christ, that extreme politeness is way too annoying! After a couple of days in Japan, I started to look for new ways to break the ice and turn them back into human beings.
That's why I said you should ask a female cashier for some "gomu" (that's Japanese for condom, by the way). I was in a Family Mart and I really needed one, but couldn't find it because they had no Durex (which is the only foreign brand I know, so I assumed they had to have it there). When I couldn't find it, I just walked up to the cashier and asked where the condoms were. The look on her face was priceless and, from that moment on, she "snapped out" of robot mode because she could barely contain her laughter. From that point onwards, I'd always do something funny/unexpected to make it clear that I wasn't an easily butthurtable person
I wonder if they're overly kind to foreigners as well...?
when i was there i was by myself for the 5 weeks, and encountered a lot of the same over-politeness, but it's really hard to know if it's just because i was one of the most obvious Gaijin anyone would most likely ever see
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