As the early morning freight train rumbles through this wee burg (shades of My cousin Vinny?)
Held my piece yesterday but wonder if I should have. I was going into the local, fake Starbucks and out comes this Japanese girl a student here, who I’ve seen before, and as she walks out, a car pulling in to the lot stops to let her go by
She bows as a Japanese would in Japan to acknowledge the courtesy. Had the urge to stop her to say this is the U.S. and she doesn’t need to do that.
The other thing that caught my eye was she was waaaaaay overdressed. Thigh-high boots with matching clothing, all for a Sunday outing in this tiny place? Suitable if she was still in a large Japanese city or say NYC, but here????? Also wanted to tell her that IMHO, she was over dressed to the nth degree for here and if anything, her fashion choice might cause people to snigger instead of appreciate. But that might have backfired too.
One thing about here, the portions are overly large. Again in the fake Starbucks, here was a sticky bun for sale big enough for 3 people, but intended for one. Think that is one reason why outside of the kids in this school, I’ve only seen a half a handful of adults at a healthy weight.