Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Capping off the week

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!

Hi 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.

Thanks.


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.

3 comments:

Waterlily said...

Is this because there is no word "NO" in Japanese?

Eriotto said...

Julie, I require more frequent updates from you. It's been ten days. I'm lying in the corner, shuddering, foaming at the mouth, and occasionally screaming out in indescribable pain.

Mark Reynolds said...

Ditto! Minus the lying in the corner and screaming bit. I haven't looked in a mirror for a while, so I can't tell you if I'm foaming at the mouth, but the odds are good. Anyway, update.