Emily had to work today. It was her first day of work since I arrived on Saturday night. I helped her get out the door this morning by making her coffee and breakfast. I also walked her to the train station. I think she likes having a house boy.
I am going to meet her at the train station tonight at 4:50 PM. As soon as she gets home we are going to have Thanksgiving dinner, albeit Japanese style. I'm still not completely sure how everything is going to turn out, but I'll be sure to let all of my readers (both of you) know how it went.
When I was buying the groceries earlier today it felt for the first time that I was definately in a foreign country. Without someone by my side talking with a steady stream of English it became much more appartent that I am definately in the minority.
I talked a little about the small things that I am going to have to learn ONE by ONE in my last post. I picked up another little lesson while at the grocery store.
When I finished paying for my purchases, the lady at the register put a plastic bag into my shopping basket, bowed, said "arigato gozaimasita," and then turned to help the next customer.
For half a second I was a little confused. Who was going to put my groceries in the bag? Well, I quickly figured out that I WAS.
Just past each cash register is a little packing table. I guess you are supposed to get out of the way and pack up your groceries on your own. So I did.
I wonder what I'll learn tomorrow.