Kitayama might be taking a picture of this (mousapelli) wrote,
Kitayama might be taking a picture of this
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Somewhere in Chidoricho

The scene: the scenic, mountainous stone steps of a tiny ryokan in a small town outside Tokyo.

The characters: A slightly hysterical gaijin, a visa employee, a borrowed cell phone, and various tourists of indeterminate European origin.

Act II, Scene 1:

INTRAT GAIJIN, clutching a phone with more than one ridiculous charm, reiterating a long credit card number in a futile and frustrated manner. From somewhere far away, PHONE GUY'S voice emanates.

Phone guy: "Aren't you the person who called before?"
Mousapelli: "YES because I am STILL STUCK IN JAPAN WITH A STOPPED VISA."
Phone guy: "Like I said earlier, if your financial institution is closed..."
Mousapelli: "OF COURSE IT'S CLOSED, IT'S TWO IN THE MORNING THERE."
Phone guy: "But they're the only ones who..."
Mousapelli: "ARE YOU TELLING ME THE ONLY PERSON I CAN TALK TO RIGHT NOW IN ALL OF VISA IS YOU?! BECAUSE I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT."

GAIJIN bursts into tears at this point, although continues to yell into the phone. INTRANT EUROPEAN TOURISTS, who pause on the steps to observe. One reaches for their camera, then seems to think better of it.

Mousapelli: "WHAT IS THE GOAL OF A 24 HOUR SERVICE IF ALL YOU CAN TELL ME IS THAT THE PEOPLE WHO CAN DO THINGS ARE NOT 24 HOUR?!"
Phone Guy: "We are 24 hours if your card has been lost, stolen, or compromised...
Mousapelli: "MY CARD HAS BEEN COMPROMISED, BUT THE ONES WHO COMPROMISED IT WERE YOU!"

EXEUNT EUROPEAN TOURISTS, looking over their shoulders. END SCENE as GAIJIN continues to sob angrily into the phone.
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