Thursday, November 7, 2013

Someone's Knocking at the Door

Nearly every day, someone is at my door when Ted is at work.  I’d say the majority of the people at the door are either trying to sell me the newspaper or they are religious people wanting to give me information in Japanese.  I have no idea why they think I can read Japanese.  Sometimes they bow and leave after hearing me try to speak to them. Other times, they will not let me close the door.  I know, I know, I shouldn’t open the door in the first place, but I do.  One young woman with bad teeth and false eyelashes was determined to tell me all of the presents available to me for subscribing to the local shinbun (newspaper) for different lengths of time. She was tiny, but the bag of presents that she was ready to give me was wedged in the door so that it would not close.  I kept telling her I could not read, but that obviously wasn’t what she wanted to hear. Maybe she gets paid by the number of times she can complete her speech.

I've heard that snow is predicted for early next week. Maybe that prediction will be wrong.  Just in case, I'm trying to enjoy the fall color before everything turns white.


Margaret said...

Beautiful autumn colours. They will soon be a pleasant memory when you enter the "season of white" - have you plenty of colourful embroidery projects. I can't imagine you will want whitework for a few months ;-)

Queeniepatch said...

I had to laugh at Margaret's comment about whitework! Enjoy the colours as long as you can. With the first snow it will be a beautiful contrast.
I believe the people who deliver newspapers have a monthly quota of new subscribers they have to fill. Newspaper distribution is a very tough world, and it is easy to see the poor staff getting desperate.