British man #1: Sometimes I feel as if I’m in a jousting tournament in Japan.
British man #2: Are you talking about your commute to work?
British man #1: No, I mean when a salaryman charges at me in his hurry to transfer trains on a rainy day with his rolled up umbrella pointing straight out in front of him.
— Meguro Station, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday
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