Have you ever been taken to the police station just because you greeted someone? A Japanese guy tried to conduct an experiment on the reaction for a simple greeting. And it seems it was a big hit on the internet. XD I tried my best to come with the most accurate translation. Hope you’ll like the article as I did. Have fun reading!~~ *0*
There may be some mistranslated parts here and there but I still tried my best to stick to the article. Since I wasn’t sure of the translation of two sentences, I colored them. XD It would be great if someone would help me out. Thanks. ~~
For those who want to read the original pages:
Original blog entry
＜Everytime you greet someone, you’ll have more friends. Shocking Experimental Results＞
After the earthquake, AC’s commercial which appears in most of the CM slots has become the talk of the town. Among the many versions of the CM, the one which has the frequently heard theme song “Ta-no-shi—na-kama-ga–” ends with the phrase “Everytime you greet someone, you’ll have more friends”. But someone decided to try it out by asking the question “If you put it into practice, will you really have more friends?” and put his report in his personal blog. The shocking results became a serious topic after they were released on the internet. In respond to that entry, 45000 tweets were sent only in 3 days. Also, the owner of the blog stated that his blog ranked number 1 in FC2 Blog Ranking on April 13th.
It all started with the entry entitled “Is that advertisement telling the truth?” which was posted in the personal blog “I’m stupid. – Howling at the moon-” on April 12th. The owner of the blog came up with the half-quibble question “Everytime you greet someone, will you really have more friends?” and set up a rule in which he would greet the person who will pass before him”. He later posted the results of the experiment.
According to the entry:
First person, an old man
Second person, an old man
Third person, a housewife
With a heartbreaking start like this, the blog owner continued to greet for nearly one hour. The first person who greeted him was a policeman who took him to the police station right away. After he explained the situation, the policeman warned him by saying “It isn’t a bad thing but stop acting suspicious. Do your best in your ordinary life.”
After the entry was tweeted, raving tweets (as below) kept on coming one after another. Even now, more and more people continue to retweet it.
“He has done an experiment everyone was thinking of!”
“This is awful. XDDD”
“The experimental results are very amusing.”
“This article rocks. XDDDD”
As a reply to those who posed a question asking if it is true or not on twitter and other social networks, the blog owner emphasized that it actually happened by saying “Originally I was thinking of using jargon in a slow pace in this blog. I wouldn’t write any lies.” In his entry “Everyone, thank you Usagi*!!”, he expressed his gratitude with the words “Thanks for accessing to my site many times”
* In the original entry, he says “みんなありがとウサギ！！” which is referring to the original commercial. In the CM, lots of animals show up and say their greetings adding their Japanese names at the end. In this sentence, the rabbit ends the sentence with Usagi which means “rabbit” in Japanese. Here is the video for those who are interested. XD
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