A stinging thought about takenoko

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Re: A stinging thought about takenoko

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Do you believe in escalation at all?

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Re: A stinging thought about takenoko

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Shizuman wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:33 pm
Do you believe in escalation at all?
Who me ? :whistle:

No but I do have this little demon that pops up on my shoulder in these situations with all manner of helpful suggestions on things to say :twisted:

Luckily she stopped coming around after the 'incident' but apparently she still goes and helps herself to other people's takenoko.

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Re: A stinging thought about takenoko

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Hysterical....loved the storytelling skills there! Priceless.

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Re: A stinging thought about takenoko

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So if rather late takenoko season has finally got off the starting blocks, I honestly thought it would come early this year given how warm the winter was but maybe the cold nights we are currently getting is holding the takenoko back

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Re: A stinging thought about takenoko

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Wendy wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:26 am
Hysterical....loved the storytelling skills there! Priceless.
My favourite takenoko story was the takenoko poisoning one. I forget who posted that. :lol:

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Re: A stinging thought about takenoko

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Wasn't it @Funasshi ?

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Re: A stinging thought about takenoko

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So the takenoko thief returned !!!! Was sitting quietly down in the forest when heard someone moving on the slope up above and knew Mrs Nouka wasn't around so stayed quiet. Sure enough it was the thieving Obasan and soon enough she's checking the ground on our land not even bothering to go over to her's and pretty swiftly she starts digging so I call out to her to ask if perhaps she might be mistakenly digging takenoko from our land rather than her's. She whips bolt upright having been discovered as I stand up and mutters some sort of apology and says she thought she was on her land, so I stroll over and thank her for uncovering one of my takenoko and finish digging it out and drop it into my carry basket and then tell her I'll hang around while she's there so she stays safe and doesn't have an accident with no one around to help.

Once she realises I'm not going anywhere till she's finished she decides to go home and I accompany her up the steep slippery slope telling her to be careful on the way up and walking behind her so I can catch her if she slips. She thanks me for being so kind at the top but if looks could kill I reckon I'd have died a thousand times over from that withering stare.

Think I'll rig up our trail camera to see if she comes back while we're not around, promise to share any footage if it captures her.

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Re: A stinging thought about takenoko

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How fucking cheeky ,.. I mean the biddy has no shame whatsoever.
Mind you.,. if i were you I would rig up a camera system AND a PA system.. and the next time you catch her..
(make sure the echo is really up on the mic)
say;
Mori no Kami de gozaimasu.... warui koto suru to bachi ga ataru de......
and then do a creepy laugh.

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Re: A stinging thought about takenoko

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Absolutely, I've told her we sell our takenoko and rely on the income they generate yet still she comes, can you imagine the outrage if I popped over to her veggy plot and started helping myself to her produce :eek:. We honestly wouldn't mind if she had the decency to ask and only wanted a few for herself, we even give a big carrier bag of boiled ones to a couple of our neighbours who don't have a bamboo forest and are getting a bit advanced in years.
gonbechan wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:37 pm
Mind you.,. if i were you I would rig up a camera system AND a PA system.. and the next time you catch her..
(make sure the echo is really up on the mic)
say;
Mori no Kami de gozaimasu.... warui koto suru to bachi ga ataru de......
and then do a creepy laugh.
That's evil but I like it :twisted:

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Re: A stinging thought about takenoko

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I love this thread!
so my neighbor is teaching me about the rules around getting a trapping licence.
Apparently leg traps are a-ok here in japan, no doubt shika are a problem in your little forest right? could place a few strategically to catch any pesky deer that come along yea? no need to say anything, its your land after all.......