A sunny Shinjuku morning as I stroll with a slight jaunt in my step when suddenly I am stopped in my tracks…….
A cute young Japanese girl sits waiting for a bus, but wait, what the FUCK is that hat she is wearing?
Breathing deep to regain some composure I wander over and ask in my politest Japanese (dripping with sarcasm I like to feel but probably not so much:) “Can I take a picture of your hat?”
“Sure” she replies looking a little flattered.
She puts down her phone and adjusts her pose, I fire off a few shots and thank her and walk away before I break her nose.
It wasn’t the first time and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but everytime it leaves me boiling inside faced with the only two possible explanations:-
1) you know what it is and you don’t care – punch in the face richly deserved
2) you don’t know what it is, it’s just ‘fashion’ – punch in the face for being a fucking idiot richly deserved.