I was looking forward to the idol show at the aquarium. Sea creature-based idols sound like a really fun schtick! Oh well, it’s not like we’re never going to get to see it. I guess they’re just building the anticipation, just like with a real idol group…
What if we never get to see it!?!
I really like that Saku has a firm grasp of her own cooking abilities. Coming in ready with a fire extinguisher and welding helmet. By the way, where did she get that helmet from? Should I get one? Does everyone except me already have one of those suckers?
I have had raw egg on rice. You just stir it in and the heat from the rice cooks the egg partially creating this creamy almost savory custard-like meal and it’s very comforting. Also, if you have a rice cooker, it’s probably the easiest meal you can make. On par with a microwave meal, I would say. It was wonderful to see Saku just completely fail at such a basic task. I don’t know why but I enjoy seeing people try their best when they are particularly bad at something. And Saku is an abysmal cook.
The second short vignette was a rainy day in Yukichi’s life. His laundry got caught in the storm which must be a pain in the behind. There aren’t many people hanging their clothes out to dry here. Most will hang them indoors because our weather is so tricky and also you don’t want your clothes to freeze half the time. But I have always heard that clothes dried in the sun are a special type of comfortable and I’m jealous of people that get to wear them.
However, the story quickly turned more to the adorable side as we are reminded that Saku may be a bit of a bum in some ways but she sure does appreciate Yukichi a whole lot. Being appreciated in your life can make a world of difference. And it seems Yukichi knows that as well!
The last of the three short stories was about Saku getting sick. We got a glimpse of the brutal Japanese work culture as apparently even a reasonably high fever only justified half a day off. Thankfully Yukichi was there to make sure Saku was reasonable about it!
I have at times managed people in professional settings and personally, I would always push for people to take more time off rather than less when sick. First of all, when you have to show up in a shared workspace, it’s not going to benefit anyone if you infect half the office. Second, taking just an extra day off can mean you heal completely right now instead of carrying a waning illness for another week and not being able to give it your all for all that time. It’s really short-sighted to want people to just show up no matter what and usually has a negative effect on productivity rather than a positive one.
Oh my, I bet that’s really not what you were looking for when you started reading an anime post. hat got away from me a little. Sorry about that!