This is Japan in a nutshell. Forget all the crazy stuff with the weird tv programs and the cosplaying—that’s just the outer shell that gets attention because it’s unusual. This, this is the beauty of the country. I’ve had little grandmothers chase me down because I dropped my shinkansen tickets. In amusement parks, the attendants do their upmost to get lost items (usually cardigans or kids’ shoes) back to the owners—before the owners even realize they’d lost said item(s). I’ve had complete strangers not only give my thorough directions but have offered to drive me to the place I needed to go.
It is so, so, so hard to go back to the States after you get the J-treatment. I mean, Japan has its downside (“What is this madness you call pizza???”), but the general attitudes of everyone—even the so-called hardcore yankees (two of whom who, on a blazing summer day, helped me find one of my schools when I was heinously lost in the labyrinth that is the neighborhood in which said school is located)—is the epitome of the mindset that I wish everyone would adopt. Because yelling at people gets you nowhere. And being able to empathize with people kinda helps make this country a really nice place to live in.
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At MaruiOne (lolita shops) a friend was trying on a dress in a little changing room and she put her almost empty water bottle at her feet in the corner to dress up, but when we left she forgot it. Then, like 35 minutes later, not even kidding, the man responsible of the shop came to us like 3 floors above his shop and he was like “oh miss you forgot this” with her water bottle containing like 2 oz. of water left in it lol. HE SEARCHED FOR US IN THE WHOLE MULTIPLE STORIES SHOPPING CENTER TO GIVE US BACK A USED 100 YEN WATER BOTTLE
Haha yeah. I am the one that forgot my water bottle XD I felt so bad afterwards I mean, poor guy.