Japanese public employees are nothing if not helpful.
While in Nagoya, a wonderful subway attendant made our visit pleasant.
We were attempting to buy a subway day pass but, as is often the case, were struggling.
After ringing the "Help" buzzer, a young, efficient woman peeked out and asked us what she could do for us.
She took us to the window, helped us buy the tickets, and then escorted us to the gate.
When asked for a picture, she adjusted her hat and posed with a salute and smile.
What is really amazing is that, in spite of this level of service, she is not that unusual - which also makes trips back to the US a bit of a reverse culture shock.
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Friday, July 31, 2009