A woman calling a company to deal with some bullshit has informed the operator that she is in fact a “gaikokujin”.
“I know this is hard to believe, but watashi wa gaikokujin desukeredomo,” said Lisa Carey.
Carey made the statement hoping the operator would cut her a little slack in negotiations.
The telephone operator responded with “kashikomarimashita” and continued speaking as if she had not kashikomarimashita-ed.
“The operator clearly did not kashikomarimashita because I was asked in honorifics to send them a hanko stamp via fax,” said Carey.
Carey ended the conversation by telling the operator she would have to get her token Japanese friend to sort out the problem for her.