Feb 3, 2016
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The name is Kp or KpMcD (Kristin, actually, but for the sake of continuity let's stick with the nickname, shall we?) Hailing from the Midwest US and living in Nagoya with my husband (The Mister), my dobermutt (Mac) and an elitist marmalade tabby who answers to no one (Bubba).
The staff on night shift at one of my local supermarkets are soooo fast. It's gotten to the point where I want to say them, 'It's OK. You can slow down.' I think this would completely freak them out though. I've mixed experiences with the post office over here. In my local one, the atmosphere is close to miserable. Maybe I should take the lead and try out a joke or two. See how that goes down.
@DaveJpn I wonder if they have "beep quotas." Like, they are expected, when actively ringing up an order, to hit a certain number of beeps per minute. I would say 'yeah, probably'... except then every once in a while you get someone who inspects everything you're buying like it's a rare jewel before beeping it through. I will admit I buy an astounding amount of Peanut Butter in the eyes of average Japanese person though... so that's probably my bad. Good luck with the jokes. Maybe don't be the one to bring up explosives though, that's best left to the professionals.
This was a really entertaining post! Thanks! I totally agree about having a favorite shop... there is an Adidas Originals shop in the mall near my apartment. The manager there (young guy - probably late 20s early 30s) always tries to talk in hip English with mostly Japanese thrown in. "kore wa meccha badass shoes da yo". Even when I don't buy anything he always tries to chat about something when I go in the store. Feels good!
@alphy Mecca Badass shoes! Awesome desuyo! Haha. I have to imagine that a fun personality like this contributes greatly to a profit margin too. Raise for that Adidas dude!