January 26, 2008
I lost my watermelonI sometimes have conversations that go like this:
D: It's really cold tonight, so after dinner why don't we take the train home instead of walking? R: Yeah, it's really cold today. That's a good idea. Oh but wait, hey hey, I lost my watermelon! D: You lost your watermelon? R: Yeah, I had it yesterday, then I went to my friend's house, and now I can't find it! It's really inconvenient! D: It's inconvenient that you lost your watermelon? In the winter?Of course, things became clear shortly thereafter: she was talking about her JR RFID-style card, the "Suica", which is a homonym for watermelon. I was so confused.
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