Why is it that most of Japan’s roads have virtually no overflow drains? No curb drains? In a country where it rains often, I’ve wondered why the roads have no drains to collect the runoff and overflow. It’s a wonder there are not more wrecks on rainy days. While jogging to the train station, a passing truck splashes me with the overflowing water from the road. If it were not for my umbrella, I would have been soaked head to toe. Fortunately, my umbrella shield me from the waist up. I only had to allow my pants to dry on the train ride in to work.
Outside the megalopolis known as Tokyo, one would be hard pressed to find any real sidewalks to safely walk on. Pedestrians and drivers alike have to “share the roads.” Most drivers are not too kind to “share their space.” For this reason alone, I prefer to walk to the train station on a path that has a rather wide, by Japan standards, sidewalk.
I have once again observed that most girls from junior high through ladies in their 20’s and beyond wear short skirts. Don’t get me wrong. I do enjoy looking at their soft legs. I’ve seen girls in skirts so short that when they sit down, bend over, or ride the escalator, their panties are easily viewable. But why do they get mad when they notice us (men) looking at them?! They should know that men will stare! And, in knowing this. They should expect a certain level of attention. I’ve noticed that some ladies have skirts with a partition that prevents anyone from seeing their panties. That’s smart. It’s a compromise of short-skirt and short-pants. They are designed to function like shorts but made to look like a skirt. I actually find this more teasing. My point is simply, women should dress to the level of attention they desire. They should expect men to stare at them if their clothes show more skin. Ladies should consider not just the fashion point of view, but the practical side as well. More skin equates to more attention. This is how most men think - in logic and lust.
On the other side of the coin, I’m aware that most ladies don’t like to be treated like an object. I’ve been told they hate it when a man makes them feel like something on a store shelf that can be touched and/or bought. They say they want to be treated as a person and not an object to droll over. Sure, I understand their point. But my point is simply they should not get upset if their skirt is so short that I can’t miss the outline of their body. Balance is the key here.