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...