(held in Japanese)
Japanese friend: Did you have school today?
Me: Yes. The students are on vacation right now, but I still go into work.
Japanese friend: Oh, that must be very boring.
Me: Yes, a little, but I am preparing for the new school year.
J friend: When do the new students arrive?
Me: I think we have the new student ceremony on Friday.
J friend: Don’t you have the school’s opening ceremony on Friday?
Me: Oh, that’s right.
J friend: Do the new students arrive on Monday?
Me: Yes, that’s right, it’s on Monday.
…. Sometimes I think that the entire country is just humoring my presence here.