zatopek3210 wrote:VanWederson wrote:
Average Japanese is a different type of human being with much higher standards of self-expectations.
You have been reading too many James Clavell novels. The average Japanese is as lazy or more lazy than the average American.
Not so sure about that, Zato. I moved back to Tokyo (Chiba Pref.) last year after 20 years in the States, and it's been a huge relief not to have to deal with the nauseating stupidity and laziness of employees at companies like Comcast and Verizon and [name of any U.S. bank here]. Customer service standards are much, much higher here, as far as I'm concerned.
You live down near Fukuoka, as I recall, no?