So, friends in France send me a drawing of a terrified rat riding on the back of a kinda crow like bird wearing a pith helmet. Turns out that this is part of a school project that their daughter is engaged in whereby the terrified rat and kidnapping crow have to be photographed in outlandish places.
Where more outlandish than Okinawa? Indeed.
I take the rat and crow to the bank and explain the idea to the teller in mime. She immediately calls a staff meeting, including the manager, and squealing with pleasure they line up for the photo.
What a strange combination of creatures to send around the world. Why not a cuddly labbit or a snuggly puppy or a cute Celiocanth? A terrified rat and a malicious crow ? I take this to be another illustration of the decadence of contemporary French society.
Anyway, this has been a lot of fun and a pleasant distraction from er work.