Capping off the week for pure farce (yes, I know it's only Tuesday) is the email I got on Monday evening from a girl I know who works at the Board of Education head office in Gifu. She was reviewing the computerised version of our recontracting decisions (Yes/No).
Subject: Re-Contracting Question for Julie!
We have on our forms here at the kensho that you ARE re-contracting. In a previous email, you had told me the you were not going to stay another year.
So just for the record, I need to tell them in case a mistake was made (not a big deal, it's a matter of a few computer clicks away on excel).
Are you and Randal re-contracting or not?
Just let me know when you can so I can set it all straight.
I laughed so hard I almost fell off the couch. After all the fuss and nonsense of the whole to-recontract-or-not-to-recontract, it seemed someone had hit the wrong key over at head office and had decided I must have been deluded when I said no, and that what I had really meant was yes. Just too funny.
Apparently what JET doesn't tell you is that it's actually the Hotel California. LOL.