We bought cell phones today. Two of them. With what seems like a lot of minutes. Which is precisely what we did not think we would do. But then, well, we did.
And also? We might have seemed like the two cheapest people to ever enter a cell phone store. EVER. Them: this is a nice phone. Us: Is it free? Them: Well, this one might be a good option for you. Us: but is it free? Them: here are our plans... Us: Can we get a military discount on that? And does it get us a free phone?
And then? The nice saleslady (who had heard our "we've lived overseas for three years and haven't had cell phones that whole time and have done quite nicely without them thankyouverymuch but now feel like we must have them because America seems mighty unsafe, unfriendly and like you might lose all your friends if you don't have a cell phone" plight) mentions that her husband's cousin is stationed in Okinawa. And it turns out we know him! Freaking small world, people.
The straw the broke the camel's back? We went to McDonald's for a Coke (because, incidentally, my four-day migraine is making me certifiably crazy) and I was so mad at myself for not having a camera. Why? So that perhaps I could do a side-by-side comparison of Japanese McD's employees vs. the stereotypical American McD's employee right here on this blog. Let's just say it would be a 30/70 split for page space.