|Posted by Kathryn Marshall on January 6, 2012 at 11:40 PM|
Aside from being trusting, Japan is already known for its generosity. (There is indeed an atmosphere of giving with expecting in return among many people, which should not be ignored as a flaw in this virtue.) A man who owns a meat stand right outside the grocery store that I stopped at with a friend who told me that this salesman normally will give him extra food simply because he's a loyal customer (and a nice person). I didn't buy anything at the stand because I didn't have any money on me at the moment so the vendor gives him an additional meat stick dripping with delicious sauce to my friend for me as a treat. Enough said.