Friday, April 23, 2010

We Are Devo

Q. How many people does it take to screw in a gaijin's light bulb?

A. Sixteen: One gaijin (little old foreigner me) to call his office supervisor (Kanemaru-san)(2) to ask where light bulbs are sold. The supervisor to call the apartment building superintendent (3). A visit from 11 Ohtawra-shi volunteer firemen (14) to come to said apartment after the supervisor and superintendent mistakenly believe the building is in flames. A visit from an electrician (15) who arrives on the scene at 9PM on a Saturday night with visions of Yen symbols in his eyes at the thought of overtime as he determines that the gaijin only has a non-functioning light bulb. And the superintendent's junior helper (16) aka idiot son-in-law who insists on installing a new lighting system all over the apartment building complex to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.

Somewhere, are we not men?
Andrew Joseph 
PS: That's a photo of me standing outside the entrance of my apartment complex, waiting until the electrician leaves my place. Really. Except for the crappy shoes, I look goooood.
PPS: Title provided by Devo.

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