Thursday, August 07, 2003

Virtualberta presents another only in Taiwan moment:

Convenience stores are ubiquitous throughout Taiwan, and are known for changing their merchandise frequently, particuarly in sync with holidays and the seasons. Monday was Valentine's Day in the lunar calendar. The 7-11 near my work had placed a display next the the checkout counter, with Ferrero Rocher chocolates, petit fours from a famous Japanese bakery, and a tastefully-wrapped, pyramid-shaped box of...condoms.

Well, now, that's being direct. "Aw, my valentine sent me a box of condoms to the office!" doesn't quite ring as well as, "Aw, my valentine sent me a bouquet of flowers to the office!"

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