I have these two shirts which I picked up a few years back. They have Japanese style robots on them with Japanese writing. The robots are reminiscent of Gundam. And it is amazing at how much attention I get from animegeeks whenever I head out. Seriously.
I'm not so much of an Animegeek, I just like the design. Foreign language, robots, comfy tees...what's not to like?
Today I had a particularly scary encounter.
I was at the petrol station and getting ready to pay.
Station Attendant: YO!!
Alan: Number 4 thanks.
SA: TOTALLY! IS THAT GOING TO BE CASH OR CARD!?
Alan: Card thanks.
SA: SWIPE! NOT THAT WAY! THE OTHER WAY! YEAH!
(awkward silence as we wait for it to process)
SA: THAT'S A COOL SHIRT!
SA: DID YOU GET IT HERE? I LOVE GUNDAM!
(Oh god! P R O C E S S now!)
SA: IT'S DONE!
Alan: Can I get a receipt?
SA: YEAH MATE! THANK'S! COME AGAIN!
It might not sound so bad, but the guy had arms waving everywhere, speaking really loudly and looking at my shirt really intently. The awkward silence ranks up there as one of the worst ones for a while. It was as if having similar admiration of Japanese Mecha Culture made us buddies.
It does not.