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Friday, April 29, 2005

"Pay Later"

Heee... no school for today. It is Greenery Day (Midori no Hi, 緑の日) in Japan. A unique public holiday in Japan. As its name suggests, it is a day to commune with nature, to be thankful for blessings, and to foster an abundant spirit. So, on TV shows today, non-stop programmes about nature. Even the weather today is splendidly nice. Like an early summer.

Don't you just like the scent of green?

A Short Episode on Bus

Ok, too lazy to do a long post today. Going off soon to do my groceries shopping. ^_^ Wanted to write about an incident on a bus few weeks ago, here it is.

Among the days I went to take my driving test, there was one morning I took a bus with only "big money" in my wallet. I only had one 5000yen and one 10000yen with me, which I only realised when reached the bus station. I didn't have time to get small change, and went on the bus. For the ticket, I need to pay 220yen.

I went to the front, asked the driver to exchange 5 1000yen for me.

"Ah~ sorry miss, I don't have that much now." He looked at my 5000yen.

"But, I have no small change at all now." I told him.

"How much small change do you have now?" He then asked me.

"Not even a 10yen." Really don't know what should I do at the moment.

After he took time to think for a short while, "Will you be taking bus again later on?"

"Yes." I replied.

"Well miss, please pay to that bus then." Now that was an unexpected solution from him.

"I can? Is it really ok?"

"Yes." He didn't even give me a second reminding for that.

"Thank you so much." I thanked him once more before I get down the bus.


After exam, I took my bus back to the train station.

Before getting off, "I need to pay double. I haven't paid my previous fare with another bus." I told the bus driver.

And so, I dropped 440yen into the paying machine.

"Arigatou gozaimashita!" He said, I nodded and get down.

Ah~ it was a good feeling to clear my debt. Kekeke...


At 2:28 AM, Blogger Julie said...

eeee.. me 'again' the 1st one leave a comment ka? =p

there u see.. the difference btw japan n msia.. here if u take a bus without small change sure kena @#*&% from the bus conductor

*happy weekend!!!*

At 12:02 PM, Blogger Phan said...

In the US, the bus drivers are mostly very nice. If we are a dime short, they say "nevermind" hehe.

At 3:32 AM, Blogger cooknengr said...

Hey Fish Fish, back in the high school days, some conductors would share with us loh, we pay half price and he pocket the money and not issue the ticket, Win Win situation. That's why sometime you see the 查票員 checking passenger's bus tickets.

At 9:18 AM, Blogger Acrix said...

So nice the bus conductor in japan! I really hate taking bus in msia esp metro bus coz their air-cond alwayz down and it;s darn dirty! Anyway, i dun think alot of msian would take time out to appreciate the nature even if we have such kinda greenery day :P

At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Samantha said...

hi fish! It's me, Samantha. Just got back from a hospital attachment, so replying to ur previous reply now :) I don't know what I'm going to specialise in, but I have my finals in 2 weeks!! o_O ur bus driver is really nice. Something similar happened to me the other day her in U, but he didn't have change for £10 (my fare was 2.80) as it was the start of his shift. And there wasn't anyone around to ask for change from. AND the next bus was in 30 mins time. So he let me get on and said I could pay him just before we get to my stop which was an hour away, so he would have enough change by then. wasn't that nice? :)

At 8:05 AM, Anonymous mrkiasu said...

I didn't know that there is this thing call greenary day? So weird.

At 1:02 AM, Blogger fish fish said...

julie : Heee... that's what I afraid of, so I never board on a bus without any small change in Malaysia. :P

phan : Now that's nice. :) I'll have my chance to try one soon. ;)

cooknengr : Geee... so Da Ge you kam cheng the half price with the conductor? Ar~ those taking bus days in Kuching, a nostalgic memory.

acrix : Yah~ acrix, I remembered some of the bus in KL are very dirty. But Kuching one even more Lau Ye, some bus have been used more than 10 years. -_-" But, it was a very important transport in my school days. :)

samantha : Hospital attachment? What had happened my dear? All the best for your coming exams. Heee... seem like nice bus drivers still can found around the world. Glad to know that. :)

mrkiasu : Only in Japan!

At 9:43 PM, Blogger Lrong said...

Modori no Hi (Green Day) used to be the birthday of the Showa Emperor. When he conked off, they changed it to Green Day so that the public can continue enjoying the 'Golden Week' holidays with minimum interuption.
Also, I used to take the train home from school in Alor Star to Tokai (a kampong station). Once I got in without a ticket and the Singh conductor who was familair with me, allowed me to ride for free. Don't know about the situation in Malaysia now, though.

At 2:21 PM, Blogger mrstweety said...

That was very nice.. :) that would made my day.. too..!! and yes.. i can't be dishonest .. and not pay for my first trip too.. i'm alot like you.. in that way.. :)

At 5:54 AM, Blogger doc said...

Wah you ride 霸王车! Kihkihkih.

Yeah, Japanese bus driver very nice.

At 1:40 AM, Blogger fish fish said...

lrong : Hehe... thanks for explaining. I was too lazy to do that. Hah, if anyone ask, will just ask them to refer to your comment then. ;)

mrst : Yap yap, a good happening to made our day a nice one. :)

doc : Heh!! This is called 先上車, 後補票.Kyak kyak kyak!!


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