My boss has this persistency towards things that are Made in Japan. He especially dwells on items that come into contact with the mouth like chopsticks, toothbrushes, etc. No way he is going to use them unless they are Made In Japan. And so, I sourced and bought back toothpicks that even came with a single wrapping for each individual toothpick.
In the midst of admiring how Japanese products are so high quality, some very small wordings at the side of the box caught my eyes. It said: “Made In China”.
eek (!! @o@ !) How my I going to answer to my boss? He even used some already!
The box of toothpick was hidden safely inside the back of the cupboard now (._.!!)
Seriously, after having lived in Japan many years, I admit that me too got “infected” by this fascination for things that are Made In Japan.
How about you? Do you have any particular things that you persist?