Well, it was not actually lunch but dinner. I was on a motorcycle trip to Hokkaido. In my opinion the best way to go was on a ship from Maizuru to Otaru. Here are pictures inside the ship. The ship takes 20 hours and leaves at midnight.
As anyone who has waited to drive on to a ferry knows you wait in line. Unlike a car you talk to the other riders in the motorcycle line. Next to me was an old guy on about 150 cc motorcycle. He said in his younger days he traveled around Hokkaido on a bicycle but now he uses his bike.
Later on the ship, I saw him eating a Japanese equivalent of a sandwich around lunch time and figured he was on the Econo-plan so I decided to invite him to the buffet dinner. He enjoyed it.
You are probably wondering what this has to do with a picture of a box. I will skip over the square meal joke quickly. It turns out he was a rice farmer. So as the Japanese saying goes I gave a “shrimp” and got back a “big fish”. He sends me rice every year.
1. How heavy do you think the box is? (I am sure John Walker has a box to rice calculator on his site at fourmilab.ch .)
2. How much money do you think it costs to ship that about 100 miles?
3. Will Brent finally realize what a good Sock I am?
4. Who will tell Vald there are grains of truth in this story?
(For those interested what the writing on the box is, see the picture below. )