“I am going to be toilet paper Santa!”announced Akemi and then, econo-size package of bathroom tissue tucked under her arm, she scurried off to distribute the rolls around the house.
Yep, my girlfriend is mighty unique. She has an interesting way of looking at things that, at first, I chalked up to her being Japanese but, eventually, realized was something specific to her. Being Japanese had nothing to do with it. Being Akemi did!
Take our last breakfast in Montreal for example. Akemi ordered the freshly squeezed orange juice. “Small or large?”asked the waitress. Akemi seemed perplexed by the question.
“Small or large?”I repeated.
Akemi gave it some more thought. And then: “Small?”. It was more of a question than an answer.
The waitress headed off to relay our order to the kitchen. I asked Akemi why the question had proved so challenged. She shrugged and informed me that it…
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