Monday, October 1, 2007

At the Grocery Store Tonight

I was in the grocery store scoring some heavily discounted fish tonight. Original price was like 10 bucks for a big cut of sashimi-grade tuna, but I paid under 3 bucks. 30 minutes before closing time means the store can't be picky about the price they get on fresh fish.

I paid, packed my groceries, and walked out of the store. Seconds later, the dude who was bagging his groceries next to me came sprinting out of the store. Why? Because I had dropped a 1 yen coin. 1 yen. That's less than a damn penny. Now that's courtesy!

How Japanese, I chuckled to myself over seared tuna and green beans.

5 comments:

Sam said...

You should have given him the yen out of gratitude and winked and said, "don't spend it all in one place, son."

d said...

If it was a US Penny instead of the 1 Yen coin, he would have been reminding you not to litter.

Tom said...

Seared tuna and green beans? You live like a king!

Nate said...

What's wrong with tuna and green beans? Just what the hell did you eat for dinner that's so special?

Tom said...

I love seared tuna and green beans. All the good fish here is exported so it is the one thing that we really can't get. I admire your culinery skills, first it was the squid and now tuna. When I lived in Japan I knew nothing about cooking or fish so lived on yakisoba, gyoza and toast and only ate fish when we went out.