It's still raining... the neighbor's bearded irises are sagging a bit under the weight of accumulating raindrops.
I like my bike, but too many days in a row hauling to the store in the rain makes my shoulders droop as I trudge down the stairs. Shoganai, ne...
Look what I found at the store today, though!
...ooh! The water-
melons are here! Any guesses as to how much a water-
melon costs in Japan?
And the medium size?
|Cleverly wrapped in pretty pink and white plastic twine for ease of carrying|
...the medium size is Y1980-- over $20. For a water-
Readers in Europe-- are watermelons this expensive in Europe? As an American, this was the fruit that shocked me the first time I was in a grocery store. Blinked, rubbed my eyes, closed one eye and carefully counted zeros and places...
But wait! There's more!
The ones from the top photo, wrapped in blue, are the Large size...
Srsly. Just put a decimal point in there if you're an American--and add a couple of extra dollars since the dollar is so weak against the yen right now.
But wait! There's one more size!
The biggest size-- 2L, as it's called-- was Y2980. Well over $30 American (what would it be in Euros? I don't think the yen is that strong against the Euro, but still... Y2980 is a darned expensive melon).
This is why I always get containers of pre-cut melon for Y398... *sigh*
Oh well... I probably couldn't get home with one on my bike anyway;-)