Dave went off to work at the AMAT office, which is about 5 minutes walk from the apartment and I went to the gym, which is next door to his office. I did about an hour of step classes with some stretching. I thik I lost about a pound since I signed up at the gym.
We drove off to get some gas for our rented Subaru Impreza. BTW, gas is almost $8 a gallon and the Americans are complaining?! It is full service here and no tips for the gas station attendents. As soon as you drive into the gas station, a guy directs you to the pump, hands you a wet clean towel – no not for your face! but to wipe the interior while he fills up, and he rattled off some Japanese as if to say”cigarettes” and I said to Dave “Is he offering you a ciggy, in a gas station?” and we burst out laughing but we think he is actually asking if we wanted to empty our ashtray.
Then we went to a 7-11 store to pay our electric bill – we pay all our utilities at any convenient store like 7-11, but the counter girl will not accept the bill; so we went off to another 7-11 and the girl there shooked her head and then showed us a formal bill; apparently, we have to wait til a formal bill comes through the mail. Cash only- no credit cards accepted for utility payments.