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17 March 2015 @ 07:33 pm
Sushi St. Patrick  
As a child, I remember being mercilessly pinched if I did not wear green on St. Patrick's Day, so even now I cannot conceive of leaving home on March 17th sans las ropas verde. To combat pinchers, today I was wearing my green t-shirt with with napping sushi printed on it, which is very cute and always results in compliments.

To make it St. Patrick's Day-themed, we can say that they're sleeping off a night of drunken debauchery.

Over the course of the day, people would comment on the shirt and I'd mention that I chose it to avoid pinches, and everyone over the age of twenty-five would laugh and share schoolyard memories of being chased or picked on because they'd forgotten to wear green.  However, if the customer was college-aged or younger, he or she would look confused.  Apparently - at least in the Los Gatos area - kids are no longer pinching on St. Patrick's. That's interesting.


In the bookstore, we sell little puzzle erasers from Japan that come in a variety of shapes, including different animals, toys, and foods.  I noticed a much greater interest in the sushi-themed eraser set than we usually have on a Tuesday.  Was this a subliminal influence of my shirt?  I wonder...
jeanniejeannietran on March 19th, 2015 11:35 pm (UTC)
Kids at my school were pinching each other. Our principal actually had to make an announcement that even though it's St Patrick's Day, you are not allowed to pinch anyone. We don't want to hurt our friends!
omlyomly on March 20th, 2015 03:04 am (UTC)
I am totally unaware of this pinching thing... Maybe regional?
Narratoraswirlymatrix on April 1st, 2015 05:19 pm (UTC)
The ebi is adorable!