The Japanese are Coming!
Apparently we are having the Japanese business men over for dinner on Sunday. They expect a classic American meal with an ample amount of liquor.
So I decided to start in the most logical place: Rearrange a few things so that it doesn’t look like an insane tribe of feral children live here. Beginning with the living room.
Dear God, it’s not going well.
Part of the problem is that we can’t afford adult furniture. Please tell me I’m not the only one who doesn’t own a single nice piece of furniture!
I long for a nicely decorated home with beautiful furniture. I can’t even afford decorations. That’s rather depressing. Why are decorations so expensive??
Maybe the Japanese will only notice for a few minutes, until the booze comes out. I will drag all of the toys upstairs and shut the door. At least my house is plenty big enough to do that.
Then I have to conquer the next problem. What do I feed them? In Japan they eat a lot of fish, fresh vegetables, and rice. Tyler said red meat wasn’t popular and it’s expensive. I’m not sure if that means they would like to be served red meat of some kind, or if they don’t like it.
I’m going to make Tyler decide.
When he was in Japan, Ito San had Tyler over to his house for dinner with his family also. Now Ito is here working on the same Lexus project Tyler was training for during his month in Japan.
Did I ever tell you all that my crazy husband intends to be the president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky one day? He’s ridiculous. He’s a team leader right now. He’s in charge of setting up a bumper paint for the new Lexus line opening at our plant in 2015. Once it opens he will have to go back to horrible nightshift, where he will run the bumper paint.
You have no idea how complicated it is to paint freaking bumpers. What the heck? They have robots that do the work, and they have to command the robots. A lot of time is spent making sure everything is perfect quality.
I am a tiny bit obsessed with these robots. Some of them play songs! Tyler told me that the paint robots can be commanded to go wash themselves, which means they go bathe themselves in paint thinner. I don’t know why I find that incredibly funny.
He has another year as team leader before he can apply to be a group leader. I think he has to be a group leader for two years before he can apply for assistant manager. AM’s, as they are called, are kind of a big deal. Above that is manager.
I don’t know what is above the manager. I’ll probably find out once he gets there.
Maybe by the time I’m 40 we’ll be able to afford decorations for the walls…