Hey guys how’re you doing? It’s Jun. Ummm… again.
I’m sorry if you’re looking forward to Rachel’s videos.
She’ll be busy for a little while so I might have to make videos for a little while.
So please be patient.
So, do you know about Japanese shoe lockers?
In Japanese schools we can’t wear our regular shoes inside the school.
Just like our homes we have to take off our shoes at the entrance.
And they have shoe lockers about the size of 2-3 shoe boxes for each student.
And the schools usually have their own shoes, and we
have to wear these special shoes inside the building.
And sometimes people use their shoe lockers as a communication tool.
Especially for people who want to write confession letters.
And there was a guy in my class who had a crush on one of my friends.
I won’t say his real name so I’ll just call him “Pooh-san”
The girl Pooh-san liked was pretty popular and lots of guys liked her.
And also, everyone knew that Pooh-san was a little crazy about her.
One day when I was changing my shoes at my shoe locker
I found a confession letter with her name on it.
I was really surprised and I couldn’t believe it was from her.
And everyone found out I got a letter from her. Including Pooh-san.
But there is a girl I liked, so I turned her down.
And actually she knew about it so she understood.
But… that made Pooh-san really upset for some reason.
And from then on he hated me and he would do all kinds of things to bully me.
Remember the shoe lockers I talked about?
They’re like the focus of Japanese middle-school drama.
Love… hate… so many emotions get put inside those shoe lockers.
And at the end of the day, the day after I got the confession letter,
I was leaving school, changing into my normal shoes, and I stepped into something.
And screamed as hell because it hurt so much!
There were thumb tacks in my shoe.
And not even like 1 or 2, but 5 of them sticking straight up,
right in my shoe. And of course I wasn’t expecting anything like that.
I just stepped in my shoe but the pin was right on top of it.
It went in my skin, got stuck in my foot, and it bled a lot.
I couldn’t believe it. Who on earth puts thumb tacks in someone’s shoes?
And later on I found out that it was… him.
From then on I was really careful and had to make sure there was nothing suspicious
in my shoes and locker,
every single day until I graduated.
It was like he made it his personal mission to destroy me, whatever it cost
because I turned down the girl he liked.
How’s that even make sense?
He should have been happy that I didn’t date her.
Sometimes I got confession letters that said, “Wait for me after school.”
“I have something I want to tell you.”
So I waited.
And waited, and waited.
And no one showed up.
And then I found out it was him as well.
And on Valentine’s Day in Japan, girls give chocolates to guys they like and they
often put them in your shoe locker or desk.
The very first time I received chocolate on Valentine’s Day,
I was sooo excited!
I was in my second year of high school and
I couldn’t believe I finally got chocolate.
I was just super excited. The package was really
nice and I opened it up and took a bite of it and
it had wasabi in it! I will never forget the taste of wasabi chocolate.
It was like so nice fancy chocolates, too. I don’t even know how he got the wasabi inside it.
I know all of you like to hear stories of revenge,
but I never did anything back to him.
I find it a waste of time.
Well, I actually kind of enjoyed getting presents from him.
Like I get thumb tacks, and fake letters, and
wasabi chocolate on Valentine’s Day.
I was just wondering what else he could come up with.
So if you have similar experiences or something you can share with me
please let me know.
Thanks for watching!
Hey guys how’re doing? It’s Jun.
Shut the door!
Just, just shut the door!