Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Speechless

Today as I'm getting ready to leave school, Takako-sensei says, "Rachel...They made an announcement. Did you hear? They say that there is a man walking outside with an ax in his hand." It was followed by the typical head shake and wide eyes.

I put off leaving school for a few minutes.

I finally decided that home was calling me. As I'm walking outside, I hear yelling over a loudspeaker. At first I think it's to protect the community from the crazed-ax-man, but as the car passes me, I see two individuals waving and wearing - I kid you not - bright blue cowboy outfits complete with gloves and hats. (Very "Dallas") And the loudspeaker is not only yelling information, but also playing the YMCA in Japanese.

I don't know what to say right now.

3 comments:

R4F43L said...

So surreal...
Who is more crazy: The man with an axe or the cowboys yelling YMCA? :S
Best wishes :)

Carly said...

Very interesting...

Were you with me in Chicago (by Watertower) when some guy was running down the street being chased by a man with a "bloody" meat cleaver and "bloody" butcher outfit? I have a strange feeling that I'm now a random pedestrian in a B movie or something.

Rachel said...

Wow, I really wish that was me with you in Chicago, but I think I`d remember that one... Too bad. I didn`t see any ax men last night, but I did lock my door when I got home. I saw the Dallas people at 7 this morning standing on the corner...this time without the music.