Random thoughts, comments, observations and general fluff from a random bint who left London at the end of September 2004 to embark on a new life and new adventures in Tokyo, land of the cute.... and is leaving mid-June 2010 - and counting!

Sunday, May 15, 2005


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1600980,00.html - this is an interesting article about how good manners are disappearing in Japan, especially amongst young people, and how the chasm is growing about acceptable public behaviour between the young and the old.

I particularly like the bit about the MP's who were told off for emailing on their keitai and reading comic books, in parliament.

Oh these heinous offences include 'using strong perfume, carrying large bags, kissing, infants, crying, sitting on the floor and, most unexpectedly, using an umbrella to practise golf swings.'

But then again, imagine a train with one seat available - I've seen old people cut each other up to get to it. Think musical chairs here.

Old people these days... not like when I were a lass down in t' mine from day break to day end...... (I think I'll leave cloth cap n whippet out of this). They don't know how good they got it.


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