tonight we went to the stampede and such|
then on the way to a party after
we stopped to buy some drinks at the 7-11
there was a girl using the phone there
looking like she had just been crying
when we left she was walking away really fast
my friend, who is holy, asked me if she looks like she needs help
yeah, i said, ask her
'HEY GIRL HALFWAY ACROSS THE STREET'
'ARE YOU OK?'
she starts crying 'NO' and comes to us
her boyfriend had gotten mad at her
and left her in a part of town she didn't know
kept her wallet and her money
it was 2 or so in the morning and she had no way home
we were going to give her money for a cab
she kept asking everyone for a lighter
cigarette shaking in her hand
i went and got her matches
when i came back we were giving her a ride to the train station
to meet her boyfriend's sister
she didn't know anyone in the city but her boyfriend and her roommate
and her roommate wouldn't pick up the phone
she had some things to say on the way there
she had broken many limbs and had a hole grow in her nose
she sang and danced and worked at the keg and never finished high school
generally she seemed to have terrible luck
and we waited with her
it was, um, fine
her boyfriend ended up coming instead of her sister
he said "thanks...at least there's good guys in this city"
and shook my friends' hands
i didn't shake his hand
one of them told him to take care of her
another one said she's a good girl and to treat her right
i didn't say anything
we could see him yelling at her as they went up the escalator
there was not so much of a party left
after that all was over
drunken conversations about gambling and women and the possibility of using a position in marketing to subvert commercial media ensued
when the plane landed in japan
i got off and went to pick up my luggage
as soon as i got there
one of the drug-sniffing dogs
ran up to me which sort of worried me
but he just started licking my hand
and i petted him
the security guy got mad at him
and called him back
brought a towel out and started playing with him rolling on the ground together
i was impressed
my suitcase never came
me and this japanese woman were left standing there
and she said "yours didn't come too?"
and i said "no, but don't worry, the luggage thing is still turning"
then it stopped turning
i was going to go ask what the fuck was going on
but two women came out
one with my opened suitcase
and other other one carrying a bunch of my shit
they told me it exploded
the zipper was broken
i sort of fixed it and left
the woman wihtout her stuff was still standing staring at the unmoving luggage belt
"thank you, bye"
"umm do you have anything declare?"
"what is in that?"
(i start taking stuff out of my bag one thing at a time)
"how about that one?"
"um, i dunno"
(i start to unzip it"
"nono, you can go"
"i can go?"
"thank you, arrigato gozaimatsu"
i should have been smuggling things
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