The bad decision in question was a 10 day free trial of the World of Warcraft expansion on my upgraded computer, which I haven't touched for almost 3 years. The consequence was that I didn't do much of anything since I've been back in Japan (10 days).
Well, actually there's a funny Junior High story. So before the winter holiday, I mentioned that I was going to America to some of the students. They asked, nay, requested that I bring them Hanah Montana... things. Anything would do, magazine articles, stickers, golden effigies... whatever. This obsession by a few choice students has led me to know way more than I want to about Hanah Montana. For example... there's hella books, yeah, printed books about the Secret Popstar. So I kept an eye peeled for anything Hanah Montana and cheap. The emphasis here is on cheap.
And sure enough, Target had Hanah Montana sticker packs on sale for a dollar.
First day back to school, and I couldn't remember who had asked me for the Hanah Montana shit. I figured I'd just ask each class in the warm-up part of the lesson, "Do you know who Hanah Montana is?" while showing them my 266 stickers and temporary tattoo pack.
The 1st class gave me a look, like "What the hell is wrong with you?" Hmmm, guess it wasn't them.
The 2nd class, 知ります. I know. Mild excitement.
The 3rd class... well that was the one. When I mentioned Montana and stickers in the same sentence, she flipped out. Screaming what could only be the Japanese equivalent of "Oh my god oh my god oh my god." The chair hit the floor. The boys in the class were visibly confused. Then she started crying. Actually crying tears of excitement at the prospect of Hanah Montana stickers.
Hey, if it gets em speaking English...