Sunday, June 07, 2009


R and I have a party to attend tonight and there is going to be lots of food, so when we got hungry around lunch we wanted to eat something light. Because it's such a nice day, we decided to go to the McDonald's nearby with outdoor seating and get just a single hamburger each.

After we ate I headed back inside with our tray to dump our garbage. As I approached the garbage can there was a woman with her back to me standing right in front of it. At first I thought she was throwing something away, but she was actually just standing there, so I said sumimasen (excuse me). She didn't seem to hear me, so I said it again. That time she heard me and looked back at me. Then she proceeded to take two steps back right into me, the whole time looking me in the eye!!!! The woman purposely walked right into me, in other words.


I got angry and just pushed past her, but it bothers me. I have had these kind of things happen to me SO MUCH in Japan....the idiotic woman on the train who took one of my gloves that had fallen on the floor and purposely dropped it between the platform and the train (on the tracks!) as she got off, with me saying "Sumimasen!!!!" the whole time, for example. Oh, that made me angry!!!!! I have no idea why people do these things...generally there are people (99% of the time women!!!!) who I have had no previous conversation or interaction with. ARGH! This type of behavior would be unthinkable where I am from.

SO angry! Had to get that off my chest!


illahee said...

what?!? that would make me angry, too. what a jerk!!

you must be so beautiful that she was jealous of you!

Gina said...

Awww, I'm sorry that happened to you. : ( That lady at Mc Donald's sounds like she was a whack job, if you ask me! I think you handled things the right way. And I would have been angry too.

deenster said...

Thank you for the supportive comments! :-) Gina, I agree that she was a total whack job...I like that term - thanks! :-) And Illahee, I wish I could say that she was jealous of my beauty, but unless she was jealous of my old tank top and sweaty, shiny face, I'm at a loss! Ha ha.

Thanks. :-)

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

people are just kooky. it's sometimes best not to agitate really odd people.. you never know

and I call them whack-a-doodles


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