Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Another Day, Another Bill

by Pa Rock
Cultural Explorer

I have two mailboxes - an American one at the post office on Kadena where I receive all of my military mail and correspondence from the United States, and an Okinawan mailbox at my apartment house.  Today I received a bill in the Okinawan mailbox.. It was from some group called DNCC and the total due was 8,845 yen.  The rest of the bill was in Japanese, including payment instructions and a return address.  I don't have a clue as to what the bill is for.

Tomorrow I will take it to work and have one of my friends with a Japanese wife figure out who is trying to get their hand in my pocket.

Living in a foreign culture offers many mysterious surprises!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the opening to a very Hitchcockian tale. You pay the bill, not knowing what it's for, and next thing you know you have some terrible service/presence in your life that you can't rid yourself of.