Japanese Hotel Service

March 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Canadian salesman checked into a futuristic hotel in Tokyo, Japan ..

Realizing he needed a haircut before the next day’s meeting, he called down to the desk clerk to ask if there was a barber on the premises.

‘I’m afraid not, sir,’ the clerk told him apologetically, ‘but down the hall from your room is a vending machine that should serve your purposes.’

Skeptical but intrigued, the salesman located the machine, inserted 15.00 Yen, and stuck his head into the opening, at which time the machine started to buzz and whirl.

Fifteen seconds later the salesman pulled out his head and surveyed his reflection, which reflected the best haircut of his life.

Two feet away was another machine with a sign that read, ‘Manicures, 20.00 Yen’. ‘Why not?’ thought the salesman. He paid the money, inserted his hands into the slot, and the machine started to buzz and whirl. Fifteen seconds later he pulled out his hands and they were perfectly manicured.

The next machine had a sign that read, ‘This Machine Provides a Service Men Need When Away from Their Wives, 1 Yen.’

The salesman looked both ways, put one Yen in the machine, unzipped his fly, and with some anticipation, stuck his manhood into the opening.

When the machine started buzzing, the guy let out a shriek of agony and almost passed out. Fifteen seconds later it shut off.

With trembling hands, the salesman was able to withdraw his tender unit, which now had a button sewn neatly on the end.

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Would you eat a steak that’s 180 days old?: “Seated on a banquette in a critically acclaimed London restaurant near Canary Wharf, I am introduced by a waiter to what will shortly be my lunch. It is a caveman-sized slab of raw meat which, viewed from above, looks not unlike the scaly back of a crocodile. Lumpy and cracked, its blackened hue is lightened only by a streak of green-tinged mould — all in all a sight that does little for my appetite. While it has been kept chilled during six months, it has been unwrapped and exposed to the air, maturing in much the same way as a fine cheese might. Which turns out to be a not entirely inappropriate comparison. After all, steak and blue cheese are not uncommon bedfellows. But all the same, it is not a note I would entirely associate with a piece of prime rib-eye. But then who am I to argue? Among well-heeled foodies extreme-aged beef is all the rage. But not everyone is convinced that ageing beef for this long — ‘controlled decomposition’ as one celebrated American butcher puts it — is anything more than a expensive gimmick.”

Would YOU turn your brown eyes blue?: “A Californian company says it hopes to offer a $5,000 (£3,400) medical procedure that can transform any eye colour to blue, permanently. The technique, which is currently undergoing clinical trials, works by using something known as ‘scavenger cells’ to digest and remove the pigment from the iris surface. A specific laser frequency passes through the clear cornea of the eye, before it is selectively absorbed by the dark pigment covering the iris. This causes the body to ‘initiate a natural and gradual tissue-removal process. Once the tissue is removed, the patient’s natural blue eye is revealed,’ explains the website. By removing the pigment, light can enter small fibres in the eye. When the light scatters, it only reflects back the shortest wavelengths, which appears blue. So far, 17 patients in Mexico and 20 in Costa Rica have undergone the treatment. The company hopes to trial a total of 100 patients over the next few years. .

Fat and foolish old lady gets jilted: “A disabled pensioner said she was ‘gutted’ after marrying her Tunisian toy boy following a whirlwind romance – only for him to leave her when he arrived in the UK. Patricia, who lives in the Midlands, was feeling lonely when she signed up to an internet dating website and was quickly contacted by 26-year-old Mondher, from Tunisia. ‘When he first contacted me he was all lovey-dovey and he started telling me he loved me when we had been talking for three weeks and asking me to go there for a holiday.’ Mondher told Patricia that they could be together despite the 33-year age gap at the time, and being from different countries. Despite suffering from crippling osteoarthritis, six months later she jetted off on holiday and it was love at first sight. Patricia married Mondher in 2012 and said she felt ‘like a princess’, despite having to pay for everything, including the sheep that was to be slaughtered for the celebratory meal. Eight months later, she secured Mondher a visitor’s visa, but a happy reunion was not to be. ‘He didn’t have much communication with me at all,’ said Patricia. ‘It was like once he’d moved here, that was it.”

Lazy daughter and unsympathetic mother: “A schoolgirl who didn’t want to take part in a PE lesson asked her mother to write a sick note for her teacher but she was probably surprised when she found out what she had said. The girl, known only as Olivia, wanted to avoid the class because it was ‘too cold’ and needed a note saying she had a valid medical excuse. But her quick-thinking mother Sam wasn’t buying it and penned a letter which said the only thing she had wrong with her was a severe case of ‘bone-idle-itus’ and was ‘perfectly fit’ to take part. She even suggested Olivia did a few extra laps to warm her up ahead of the lesson. The letter is signed off with a note asking the teacher to hand it back to Olivia once they had read it. She posted a picture of the note on Facebook. It was accompanied with the comment: ‘Well here you go Olivia here’s your note for PE, it will be sealed & in an envelope ready for her to hand to the head in the morning.’

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