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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Quest for (Im)perfection

A small post scritum to my previous post about the Japanese quest for perfection.

Last week I took a few days off and went to Costa del Sol with my son. The hotel we stayed at was almost brand new and part of a respectable chain of resort hotels. This what the toiletries tray looked like:




Note how the shower cap is placed. Note that one bar of soap is upside down. Note that the entire tray is a tad askew. Now compare that to the pictures of the toiletries I took in the Tokyo hotel and answer these questions: Would you rather buy a Mazda or a Seat? Would you rather have a Japanese plumber or a Spanish one fix your drain?

I rest my case.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Upside down soap ! unforgivable. My heart goes out to you and your son.
Having owned both a Seat and a Mazda I have to opt for the latter. Let's let the Japs do the plumbing too.
However, if I were in the unlikely position of being able to choose between a Spanish or Japanese lover .....I rest my case.

Sharvul said...

Anonymous: I admit I never thought of that aspect... Perhaps it's because I never had a Japanese (or Spanish) lover.