Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Old lady banter

Whilst walking from the school to the station this evening, I happened to walk past an all too familiar thing in yanagawa - two old ladies squatting by the side of the road making incredibly-small talk. Although I am far from proficient when it comes to the Japanese language, I have a rather annoying ability to be able to understand old ladies. This is what they said as I walked past:

1st: He's tall!
2nd: Yes he is. Is he 2 metres do you think?
1st: Perhaps he is. I wonder what he eats?

Were I fluent in Japanese, I would have said "old ladies squatting by the side of the road" before walking towards them like Boris Karloff, but sadly such a pleasure will have to wait...


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