JET, NOVA, and others

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Post by AJBryant » Wed 06.27.2007 9:10 am


Did the teachers at least have the decency to wear the narrow black necktie with their jogging suits?

Seriously, though, that kind of amazes me. Only slightly, though, as it seems so typical in my mind's eye that Japanese male teachers in the lounge sit around in jogging suits...


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Post by Yudan Taiteki » Wed 06.27.2007 2:01 pm

I still remember when I first started working in the schools, and I saw everyone wearing jogging suits in the school. So the next day I wore jeans, and I received a reprimand from my supervisor. I mentioned the jogging suits and it didn't even seem like he was conscious of the seeming contradiction of "jeans = bad, jogging suits = fine".

Of course, the cute young female coworker I had wore jeans frequently for the whole 2 years she was there, and nobody ever said anything to her. I'm sure that's just a coincidence, though. ;)
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RE: JET, NOVA, and others

Post by two_heads_talking » Wed 06.27.2007 2:24 pm

see, if you were cute, young and female, you could have gotten away with it..

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