Thursday, September 25, 2008

Metaphor

My Japanese coworker just bought a mini cassette recorder for her classes. Encased in one of those plastic boxes with no visible means of entry, it has forced her to pull out her scissors and poke viciously, then snag the blade and rip carefully.

"Oh my goodness!" she exclaimed, "This is harder than opening a fish!"

I looked over at her, laughing. "A fish?"

She laughed too, adding, "Yes, and you know, opening fishes is really an art."

1 comment:

Noelia said...

Cassettes are sooo outdated! ;-) (I bought myself an MP3 recorder, but I'm still not sure how to use it...)