asakiyume: (turnip lantern)
[personal profile] asakiyume
Little Springtime (who lives in Japan--I had better add that detail,or the story may be confusing) told me about an interesting experience she had in a bar. She's sporting a new haircut and looking pretty boss; she used to look a teensy bit like Taylor Swift, but now she looks a teensy bit like Scarlett Johansson with short hair.

...Okay, she's blond; that's it. She actually doesn't look anything like Scarlett Johansson--just, she's blond, and now has short hair and is looking slightly tough, but not mean-tough.

So she's in the bathroom, and there are two young Japanese women her age in there eyeing her, and one of them says something to the other, but LS can't tell whether it's critical or complimentary. She hurries out. Then one of the two come up to her at the bar and says, "You look really cute!" which pleases LS, and they get to talking, and LS ends up asking her what she does for work, and the woman says, "I'm a sex worker." Whereupon LS quickly marshals all her feminist thinking and says something along the lines of "Oh, okay; cool," and--since she has complicated feelings about sex work--soon turns the conversation elsewhere.

At some point, the young woman passes a thousand-yen note (very roughly equivalent to ten dollars) to LS, saying, "because you're so cute," and LS is thinking, generally money is supposed to flow the other way? , so she says, "How about we *share* a drink?" And so they do.

Also. . .
I know this is going to seem like a very bad pun and nothing more, but the truth is I've been wanting to share this cool picture of all these different heads of screws for some time--so why not now?? Aren't they cool? I never knew that screws could be so fancy and so various.

Date: 2017-06-18 08:29 pm (UTC)
osprey_archer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] osprey_archer
That is a strange and fabulous story and I hope that they had a wonderful time sharing their drink. It might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship! Or at least a great story for Little Springtime to tell about her time abroad.

Date: 2017-06-18 09:01 pm (UTC)
marycatelli: (Default)
From: [personal profile] marycatelli
That was a screwy experience.

Date: 2017-06-18 09:35 pm (UTC)
duccio: (Default)
From: [personal profile] duccio
FYI I’ve used several of these in my union job:
Allen, Flat, Hex, One-way, Phillips (most often: 99 % of the time), Robertson, & Torx.

All but the Phillips are kind of a pain because only a few people have the bits for their drill guns. The Allens, Robertson, and Torx work really well though, as they don’t slip off of the bit as easily as the Phillips. The Allens are usually used with a socket wrench and the Flat (slot) are almost obsolete because they work poorly in drill guns/are labor intensive. Phillips is pretty much the default type in general useage.

Date: 2017-06-18 10:49 pm (UTC)
conuly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] conuly
I've never really understood why we need all those different screw head types. I understand some people love geeking out over them and pontificating on which is best... but I don't even get why one might be better than another.

Date: 2017-06-19 12:52 am (UTC)
queenoftheskies: queenoftheskies (Default)
From: [personal profile] queenoftheskies
What an interesting experience. :)

I have seen a lot of those screw heads, but some of them...never. It makes me wonder what they're used for.

Date: 2017-06-19 06:32 am (UTC)
sovay: (Viktor & Mordecai)
From: [personal profile] sovay
At some point, the young woman passes a thousand-yen note (very roughly equivalent to ten dollars) to LS, saying, "because you're so cute," and LS is thinking, generally money is supposed to flow the other way?, so she says, "How about we *share* a drink?" And so they do.

That's great!

Date: 2017-06-19 12:00 pm (UTC)
a_muse_d: (omgwtf!?)
From: [personal profile] a_muse_d
Huh. What sort of bar? Nice vignette.

Date: 2017-06-20 11:26 am (UTC)
a_muse_d: (rock the hula)
From: [personal profile] a_muse_d
A kindred spirit. I've always been flexible.

Date: 2017-06-19 12:20 pm (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
:)

I wonder whether that's a customary form of generosity in LS's acquaintance's circles?

And wow, those are some amazing screw-head!

Date: 2017-06-19 01:39 pm (UTC)
gale_storm: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gale_storm
Huh! I'd never known about most of those screw heads, similarly to how I'd never known about how many different irises are out there. Yeah, not all mammals have as simple an eye as we humans have!

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