Long time ago, I went to Fukuoka city to see a friend of mine in summer. She and I did sightseeing for one week. We went to Nagasaki city, Unzen-dake, Iki-island Fukuoka city and so on. I enjoyed atmosphere around there. I liked there and thought it’s good for living after my retirement. Before I got back home, I dropped in at a big shopping mall alone.
It’s very famous for Mentaiko (hot raw cod roes) in Fukuoka prefecture so I wanted to buy one for me. A sales woman asked me at a Mentaiko corner “Why don’t you buy this one?” She almost put it into a plastic bag. It was too expensive for me. I wanted to see around another maker’s Mentaiko. I told her “just looking” and was away from her. She still recommended it several times.
There were a lot of similar kinds of Mentaiko at the corner. I couldn’t decide so soon which one I would buy. When I looked around after circling the corner, she was just behind me having that plastic bag inside it. I took my breath but she smiled. She must have seen and followed me.
I didn’t buy anything there because it was my small resistance. I ended up buying Mentaiko near the Airport. The price was almost the same as that shopping mall's.
After I came back home, I told the friend on the phone about that happening. She said that shopping mall is notorious for coercive sales. She couldn’t stop laughing during the talking. She must have imagined the woman’s chasing and my reaction.
The pushy sales was the most impressive sightseeing in Fukuoka city. I’ve never seen such a strong-arm approach in Kanto area in my life time.
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Every summer comes I remember a happening in Fukuoka prefecture. Fukuoka prefecture, in Kyuusyuu island, is Southern of Japan. Long time ago, I went to Fukuoka city to see a friend of mine in summer. She and I did sightseeing for one week. We went to Nagasaki city, Unzen-dake, Iki-island Fukuoka c