A foreigner has moved house by train today saving a significant amount of yen.
Steven Lynch bargained with several removalist companies and managed to obtain a large discount, but realized he could do it by himself over a period of four days.
“So proud of my negotiating skills in Japanese,” Lynch said after the removalist company offered 50% off just to put an end to the awkwardness of speaking to a gaijin over the phone.
During Lynch’s seventh return trip, locals watched on patiently as he brought the right lane of the escalator to a standstill.
“Who carries a chest of drawers full of hangers up an escalator?” thought one innocent bystander.
“And it’s plastic too – probably from Nittori.”
Given the high cost of living in Japan, Lynch used the money he saved on life’s basic necessities.
“I spent the money I saved on street beers.”
Lynch was able to secure a seat during his ninth train trip on his own desk chair.