Monday, January 26, 2009

Personal Space (Or the lack thereof)



I've blogged before about "personal space" and how it doesn't exist here, at least not in any form that we Americans can appreciate. This time I'd like to show you. The video is of the kid's preschool program yet I couldn't help but pan the crowd. I counted somewhere in the neighborhood of two hundred people crammed into an area a little larger than an American living room. I am taking the video with my back pressed up against the back wall of the room. The final line from an old soap commercial popped into my head. Aren't you glad you use dial--don't you wish everybody did?

9 comments:

Kimberly said...

oh wow! Good thing you are tall; I would be too short to even video at only 5'. lol

Kathi Hayes said...

How well I remember that very small space--filled with proud parents (and grandparents.) Do I hear Caleb or Bradey saying "Daddy, Daddy!" in the background trying to get your attention?? or...is it just my imagination?

The Stover Family said...

Yes--that was Caleb and Bradey in the background. Good ear.

Pastor Adam Love said...

Jason,

You do not know me personally, but I know the Jones and have written on here before. I am a pastor in Madison, WI and have a man in my church who is with a consulting firm that deals with safety protocols. He has some possible work coming up in Poland and Romania and wants to make connections with missionaries to help him and at the same time open potential doors for you. Would you or someone you know be interested in building some additional contacts and helping in this matter? Could you email me at PastorAdamLove@aol.com? Thank you! And God's best to you and Ginger. - Pastor Adam Love

Ashley L. said...

Hello! I wanted to invite you to join in on the "Kids and Culture" photo challenge at "Missionary Moms!" Here is the link if you would like to submit a photo! http://formissionarymoms.com/2009/04/02/photo-challenge-kids-and-culture/ Take care!

~Ashley

Susan said...

We have experienced that crowded feeling often in Japan. Found you via Coffee Girl Blog. Blessings!!!

Anonymous said...

Ponieważ żyjemy w czasach ostatecznych a posoborowy "Kościół" prowadzi ludzi do piekła, ostrzegam zabłąkanych ludzi przed potępieniem. Kto nie boi się prawdy może skorzystać.
Mt 7:21 "Nie każdy, który Mi mówi: Panie, Panie!, wejdzie do królestwa niebieskiego, lecz ten, kto spełnia wolę mojego Ojca, który jest w niebie."
Pozdrawiam. Tadeusz – katolik
Warto poświęcić trochę czasu dla wieczności.
http://tradycja-2007.blog.onet.pl/
Przepraszam, jeśli boisz się Pana Jezusa, który jest Prawdą, Drogą i Życiem.

logospathosethos said...

I remember when Stover used to blog at this site. Yep . . .

The Stover Family said...

Well, now I'm too busy building my zoo on Facebook.