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18 March 2008 @ 08:36 pm
There Are Days I Hate Japan  
Okay, so this is probably pretty darn ethnocentric of me, but... I really wish Japan would wake up and smell the rest of the world already. Seriously, guys. It's been one hundred and fifty-four years. It's about time to figure out the rest of the world's out there and quit being so damned insular.

This rant brought to you by a fecking online ticket sales site that does their credit card confirmations in such a way that foreign credit cards can't work. (Yay, doing confirmation off of date of birth and not giving a separate shipping and CC confirmation address.) And all other payment options require being in Japan. Thanks, guys. I hope that stick you've got shoved up there chafes. And gives you splinters. Ones that rot and become infected.

Plan B is currently to see if I can't figure out their little deal with 7-11 and order tickets while I'm in Chichibu. (Providing 1. I can get internet access (doubtful) and 2. I can find a 7-11 there -- which so far isn't looking good, since I've found a Sunkus and that's been it for konbini. Please tell me Chichibu isn't a Place Of No Food like Kotohira was. I can live without eating for two days. Eleven is asking a bit much.)

Plan C is to show up where the performance is at on the day of and see if I can't just buy tickets at the door. I was wanting to get out there anyway, since a bunch of stuff from ep. 45 was filmed there. And if it turns out that I can't get tickets, well, I suppose I could always grab a sandwich and a bottle of water and go to Tama Center, since it turns out the monorail in the picture happens to have one of its terminuses at Tama Center.

Edit: 7-11s in Chichibu located. We'll pass right by at least two of them.


(Randomly, I'm going to have to watch WataKyou again. I'm really disturbed at the number of times I click a place link for something that shows up in Mebius and the place also references something from WataKyou happening there as well. I never noticed any of 'em. :P)

*sigh* Oh, Japan. How you taunt me.
 
 
 
z107mz107m on March 19th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
You would think if they went through the trouble of setting up an online ticketing site, they'd make it a bit more, well, user-friendly...
Sandpanthersandpanther on March 19th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's perfectly user friendly... For people in Japan. It just never occurs to them that there would be any need to think about anyone outside of Japan.
wrendj on March 22nd, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
>And gives you splinters. Ones that rot and become infected.

Your talent for the descriptive continues to delight me! Yowch.