Thursday 11:14 AM
I am currently on the subway. Why don’t people say excuse me?? Honestly. Here I am in Japan, a place that is very respectful and everything but for some reason they just don’t seem to say excuse me? Some do but most of the time they just like push and stuff. Especially on Subways. Just now there was an elder lady who was going to get off at the next stop. There were two student boys in front of her. Instead of saying like, “Sumimasen” (excuse me) she just grabbed a boy and pushed him a little to let him know that she wanted to get through. I don’t think it’s really rude but she could have been a bit nicer. I don’t know. Whenever I need to go through I always tell the person excuse me without bothering them. I don’t like to bother them so I don’t do anything but tell them excuse me. Whenever I go to school in the morning and I’m stuck in the subway car I always say excuse me. I do get faces looking at me but honestly I don’t care. Whenever this happens I’m always the last one to get out because the people don’t really move when I say excuse me. Lol. I did try to push my way through one time because that always seemed to work for others but I just couldn’t do it. I tried but failed. Right when I was about to push my way through the first person I gave up because I just felt too terrible. I felt like I was only thinking of myself and didn’t care about the other person. Eventually I just started to say excuse me once again. And once again I was the last to get off. One time actually almost missed my stop because I couldn’t get out. Oops? Anyways, that’s it. Not really a lot of excuse me and stuff but a lot of respect. Japan is a bit weird? Haha. But I still love it.