This morning, a strange scene was to be witnessed in central Kobe. A young man wearing jeans, a black t-shirt, and a rucksack left the door of a high-rise apartment. A few seconds later, a wild-haired middle-aged woman wearing nothing but an All Blacks rugby shirt chased after him, waving a plastic bag and screeching “rice balls! You forgot your rice balls!” Accompanying her was a slender black-and -white cat. The young man sheepishly turned back and retrieved his rice balls. The woman and the cat returned sulkily to their abode.
I swear, I fear for the future of this country, if it is populated with people like that!