Two separate gaijin have done their grocery shopping at the same supermarket yesterday afternoon in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward.
The second gaijin entered the local chain supermarket just seconds after the first one.
“Well, that was awkward,” said 31-year-old Mark McDonald.
“Who would have thought we’d both be standing at the instant curry section at the exact same time.”
Mark met Jim again less than a minute later in front of the microwave rice packs.
“As if once wasn’t bad enough, there he was again cramping my instant rice pack buying style.”
Mark says at the time he “couldn’t be arsed” offering a greeting to his fellow gaijin, but had some mixed feelings after the event.
“Ah well I’ll probably see him again one day at the local konbini buying beers – I’ll just give him the gaijin nod then,” said Mark.