I found one of the best notes ever, when I woke up the other morning at my friend’s house.
It was on the counter of the bathroom (technically, the room with the toilet). It read:
I have few things to tell you.
- Please make yourself at home ! ! ! Do not stress your self to worry things.
- Use anything in the house. Do not buy things you do not bring to U.S.
- Stay as long as you want. even after I left for U.S. I trust you.
- Let S—— out from my bed room after you get up in the morning. So she can stay at the living room. (for food and water)
I was just delighted when I reached the end of the notes. They were incredibly southern hospitality and totally Japanese at the same time. The hearty welcome to make myself at home, combined with the fact that the sticky note pages were labeled with page __ of __. I loved it (and still do). I love good friends.