Sunday, January 23, 2011

culture shock + rant

stupidity After being married for 11 years, you would think I'd be used to having to look after "someone" after they come home from a night of drinking.


Part of the job of being a housewife in Japan means you are part magician because you can need to be able to fix "anything".

This especially means rips in pants, and sometimes the rips are in places that sewing machines cannot go, really.

Oh, and being a housewife in Japan means you also need to be part detective too, because you need to know where that someone put their glasses down the night before (WT??)...sigh.

Well, these pants are goners, thank goodness your knee didn't need stitches and I'm really glad you didn't bonk your head unconscious and made it home safely.

I've ranted about this before and I probably sound like a nag, but please stop drinking this way. And please stop sleeping in the bathtub (with it filled!)


jalna said...

AHAHAHAHA . . . sorry but . . . HAHAHAHA. At least he doesn't have to drive himself home.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Yikes--those pants do look like goners. Glad the injury wasn't more serious. Rant well deserved! ;-)

K and S said...

ha! he would've been DUI or in an accident Jalna :p

thanks Deb in Hawaii, no matter how many times we go through this it always happens again, kinda like that movie "Groundhog Day"??

Take care you two.

Tamakikat said...

Unfortunately you are not alone.

I've heard scarier stories than that though-so glad not to be married sometimes.

OkiHwn said...

Gee, you are really riled up!!!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, that looks like it hurts a lot!

It must be so exasperating for you to deal with him when he's like that. Tell him you need a little more "okozukai" pay when he's like that and go buy yourself a nice lunch (and post about it!).

K and S said...

I'm sure there are scarier stories out there TK!

You would be too Nate.

ha! Anon, I'm sure I'll find a way to de-stress...maybe some retail therapy :)

Take care everyone.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Oh yes, the drinking there is quite unbelievable isn't it! When I lived there the first time, I drank more than I ever have in my life. Luckily, the second time I was there, it was with hubby who hardly drinks.

Hope yours drinks a little less.

genkitummy said...

oh no. that looks like a lot of blood.
so sorry to hear that you have to be the detective and mender of things all the time.

K and S said...

me too Melanie, me too :)

I'm adding it to my resume Genki :)

Take care you two.

Rowena... said...

Omigod! I saw the blood and thought he had been mugged or something. Thank goodness he is okay (but he had better take you someplace SPECIAL for the next vacay - let's say...Paris???!)

K and S said...

have some trips planned this year Rowena, hoping France is one of them :)

Take care.

tamara said...

I've already asked myself if there are any statistics on how many Japanese die in their bathtubs each because they fall asleep... ;-) Btw. I enjoy reading your blog for years now. Thanks, Kat!

manju said...

I've heard stories about how hard the after-work drinking can get! Those pants tell a scary story -- Glad S. got home in one piece. I think a rather large piece of chocolate is in order!!

K and S said...

not sure, but have heard of people who have heart attacks after getting out of the bath, Tamara.

had the piece of chocolate Manju, and more and more and more :)

Take care you two.

Jenster said...

You are a very patient wife, Kat! There is no way I would be able to put up with being a housewife in Japan -- You guys are saints.

K and S said...

Thanks Jenster, there are other housewives in Japan that put up with more s*** than I do, they are definitely the saints :)

Take care.