Some linkage for you from Ryan McDonald's blog. Ryan sounds so much like me, it's scary. I know I already posted the cherry-picking story (one of my favorites, btw), but I was browsing around and found some other adventures in Japan I would like the share. I was tempted to just copy and paste the entire text here, but that felt like stealing to me.
Again, you have to scroll down to the date to read it.
Wednesday, February 18th
Thinking outside the box in Japan.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
Thinking outside the box in Japan, part II.
Saturday July 3rd 2004
How many people are in this conversation?
On the same page, Thursday July 8th
Don't try to out-crazy me.
Friday September 3rd, 2004
First thing on the page. Getting a ride in Japan. (giggle)
The reason I'm pointing these out is the same things are happening to me, and I don't think it's a coincidence.
Here's an abbreviated transcript of an actual conversation I had.
BoE: Can you contact Sarah?
Me: Sure, why?
BoE: The water bill needs to be paid for June and July.
Me: Oh, Sarah left the money for the utilities, so I can pay it.
BoE: Yes, but you weren't here in June. She should pay.
Me: I understand, but she already left me the money. I will pay the bill.
BoE: I see, but it's Sarah's bill.
Me: I know, but she gave me the money to pay it....
BoE: You shouldn't have to pay it.
Me: (Bangs head into wall)
BoE: So, if you could contact Sarah...
(repeat for 15 minutes)
...later, at the Hall of Justice...
O: Do you know when Sarah will be back from Guatemala?
Me: No, why?
O: The Board of Education wants to know.
Me: Is this about the water bill? I'll pay the water bill.
O: It's ¥5,000
Me: I can pay it.
O: No, you shouldn't pay it.
Me: Really, it's not a problem.
O: I think maybe the Board of Education will pay it.
Me: I have the money...
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