Saturday, February 1, 2014
People giving me food in the super market in the middle of the night
When I went to the super market at two in the morning to buy bananas for my banana cookie experiment, another customer asked me if I like mikan (a citrus fruit) when we were both packing our bags with the things we had bought. I said I do, and she gave me two mikan. She also gave me a pack of vanilla pancake batter mix, and two packs of maple syrup. She only needed one pack of pancake mix and they were sold in sets of two, she said...
A few days later, I entered the same super market at around 1:30 a.m. I was on my way home from university (we are busy now, so I have been working very late some days lately). This time, I bought some things to cook for dinner before grabbing a few hours of sleep (we had a meeting early in the morning the next day too; and we have a meeting on Saturday (unpaid overtime)). Again, when packing my things into a bag after paying at the register, a customer came up to me and gave me some dried persimmons. I was also asked: "Can I take a photo of you?" in the supermarket when walking around looking for the things I wanted to buy. I said: "Sure", of course, so I was photographed by another customer standing in front of the dried fruits shelves.
Japan, a strange, but nice, country.
*** Update ***
I was also photographed in the supermarket by yet another customer a few days before all the things above happened. He wanted a photo of me looking at ice cream while wearing winter clothes. He did not give me any fruits or anything, though.