I've been cracking up about this all night.
So, of course - I want share this story with you.
This year for the holidays I am decking the halls with lanterns and paper cranes.
Christmas in Japan is going to be more Japanese-y...
I got inspired, from Martha, to wrap all the gifts in Japanese newspaper tied up with Japanese washi paper for ribbon. Super Cute! But... I ran out of newspaper....
So before I went to teach last night I stopped by a convenient store.
There was a newspaper rack right near the door - Perrrfect!
I picked up a few different ones - walked up there.
Got a look from the guys, because [of course I don't read Japanese].
In & Out. Got to my class on time. Impressed with myself.
[I'm thinking....I'm so on top of things this season.]
Orrrrrrr so I thought...
Tonight as I'm getting some presents out to wrap.. I open up the newspaper.
yeah... I remember that funny look I got at the register...
it wasn't because I couldn't read Japanese.
I was laughing so hard @ how [DUMB] I must have looked!
This American girl walks up to buy some porn..
!!! Which in my defense was disguised as a newspaper!!!
Nope. can't wrap gifts with that!!!
What did I learn?
From now on I will be scoping out the entire paper before purchasing.
I'm still surprised at my ability to embarrass myself.
Needless to say: [[wrapping is put.on.hold.]]
-Have a Happy Thanksgiving!-