Wednesday, February 4, 2009

マスクの物語  Tale of the Mask

The other day, I caught a cold, and went to the doctor. I have lived in Japan for 35 years, and for the first time in my life, I put on a mask.


In Japan, is quite common to see people wearing masks during the winter. People do not want to catch a cold, or do not want to spread germs.


However, if you wear a mask in America, people will think you are a bank robber. This comes from so many Western movies. Always, the group of bad guys ride their horses into town, they cover their faces with their scarves, and then go rob the bank.


So for Americans, if they see some one with a mask, this is what they will think.


I think that Japanese people should not wear a mask when visiting or living in America, it might lead to embarrassing situations!


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