So disgusting that I have to share it

Yesterday on the train ride home I was smooshed up against a middle-aged man with a head full of dandruff the size of corn flakes.

But that’s not the gross part.

The rotating ceiling fan was blowing them off his head and onto other commuters. I was this close to shrieking like a little girl.

Rich Pav

Richard has been living in Japan since 1990 with his wife and two teenage sons, Tony and Andy.

22 thoughts to “So disgusting that I have to share it”

  1. The worst part was how the flakes came off. They weren’t just flying off like freshly-fallen snow. They had some sticking power, and every time the breeze came by a few would jiggle, then gradually loosen, then fly across the train car. And since it was so crowded I couldn’t move or turn away. If a had a choice between going through the same experience again or being waterboarded, it would be a tough decision.

  2. @ ็ฅžใกใ‚ƒใ‚“
    “more ๅซŒใชใ“ใจ to you!”

    I’m not sure, but doesn’t that mean,”More HATE to you?”

  3. ๅซŒใชใ“ใจ means “something disgusting.” iya na koto

    dandruff is “fu-kay” ใตใ‘

    Yep, I didn’t have to share that, but you didn’t have to read it either. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, it’s the only interesting thing that’s happened to me lately and I had to write something just to show that I’m still alive. Not much going on in my life lately, just commuting to and from work, and doing the same old shit day after day. If I did a podcast it would be deathly boring and somewhat depressing. I often think that I could use a good near-death experience to spice things up and change my outlook. I’m not exactly high on life these days, spending 8 or 9 hours a day churning out web pages that few people will ever read before they expire and need to be updated again.

    I have to admit, I was a heck of a lot happier when I putting out stuff that people actually enjoy, but pod/videocasting takes a lot of time and doesn’t pay the bills.

    If I go on any longer I’m going to sound all emo. And that’s why I’m so quiet. I don’t feel like announcing to the world that I’m in a major rut.

  4. I don’t like listening to people who bitch and moan either. Which is why I go quiet. Believe me, I envy people who wake up almost every morning smiling out their ass. Me, I need a catalyst, and I often wait too long after my “happy tank” has run dry to finally do something about it. It’s a bad habit.

  5. Rich, you post about dandruff – your first post in over two weeks – and you draw a dozen comments from what appears to be at least 11 different people from four different countries. Does your popularity not cheer you up at all?

    On top of that, you’re still a good way away from dressing in black and moping around with Flock of Seagulls bangs hanging down over your eyes.

    If that’s not enough, you’re producing a podcast for Playboy.

  6. Rich, you post about dandruff – your first post in over two weeks – and you draw a dozen comments from what appears to be at least 11 different people from four different countries. Does your popularity not cheer you up at all?

    On top of that, you’re still a good way away from dressing in black and moping around with Flock of Seagulls bangs hanging down over your eyes.

    If that’s not enough, you’re producing a podcast for Playboy.

  7. With a title like that and seeing how you usually have some sort of tech-talk, that’s what I thought it was – I have been scarred or scalped for Life!

  8. That is pretty disgusting. It would have been funny if you were recording at the time and we could have seen it!
    Rich I was wondering if you could help me. Well I’m going to study abroad and I’m looking for a good university in the Tokyo area or somewhere outside of it. Do you know of any good ones besides Tokyo University?

  9. Thanks Rich. I see it’s sponsored by your company. So does that mean some of you guys can be host parents? It would be cool if you were my host parent.

  10. I think you’d want to stay with a family a bit closer to Tokyo than mine. Spending 4 hrs. a day commuting would be a significant waste of time. And speaking from experience, the best thing is to stay with a family in which nobody speaks English. When I was an exchange student in Ecuador, for the first month the older host brother was there and he spoke fluent English. After he left, I had to fend for myself and began learning Spanish much more quickly.

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