HORSE’S MOUTH: A Traffic Accident

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YOSHINAGA-GEORGEBy GEORGE YOSHINAGA

(Published March 10, 2015)

Well, it looked like Editor Gwen won’t have to be coming around to pick up my column, so I called her that my computer (again) was busted.

Just about the time, my son (computer expert) dropped by and after a couple of hours got the danged thing working, so here I am banging out “The Horse’s Mouth.”

Don’t know how much I can write.

The clock on the wall next to my computer says 10:30 p.m., so if I’m going to fill the space allowed to me, I’ll be up until at least midnight if I can finish my usual chatter.

Oh well, maybe some of the readers may be right. It might be better if I did hang ’em up.

As frequently mentioned, to fill my column space I have to fill 14 typewritten sheets. That’s seven pages twice a week.

When I was younger, filling 14 pages wasn’t too tough, but as I grow older, almost 90, it becomes harder.

Okay, I’ll quit moaning and groaning and keep pounding away on my keyboard and should be able to complete my chore.

In the days when I used to devote a lot of time to writing about sports in the JA community, it wasn’t that tough filling the pages.

Nowadays, however, I try to touch on lost issues and subjects, which makes it a little tougher to complete my task.

I just glanced at the clock on the wall and it reads 11:30 p.m.

That ought to make Maggie laugh a little louder.

(MAGGIE’S COMMENT: I ain’t laughing. All I can say is: Poor Mr. Y. I hope you get a good night’s sleep.)

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I couldn’t do too much today.

I feel I should let Rafu readers know I got into a traffic accident the other day.

It wasn’t much but I did dent my front fender, my radiator and headlights.

I was making a left turn when the driver of the other car turned in front of me.

Fortunately, no one was injured but three police cars pulled up at the accident and the officers made a police report.

I’m sure I’ll be hearing from the driver of the other vehicle.

Of course, in an auto accident, big or small, those involved will have to wait out the results. I’ll give you readers the results after I get my report back from the insurance company. Hopefully it will not be that long and frustrating.

It was the first accident I’ve been involved in in about 20 years, so it wasn’t a comfortable feeling.

Oh yeah, a friend did call me about my accident and wanted to know if I came out okay.

Yeah, I told him. I have a few bumps and dents to straighten out, but other than that, no injuries to me.

And the lady driving the other car seemed to be without scratches.

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This morning, my wife rolled over in bed and said, “It’s 5:30 a.m. Didn’t you want to write a little more in your column?”

I looked at my watch and sure enough, it was 5:30. So I stumbled off the bed and went to the computer.

I turned on my computer to check and see what I might use to lengthen my “Mouth.” There wasn’t too much.

One thing that caught my eye was the opening of a new Japanese-style eater I had never heard of.

A place called Hannosuke, located on Western Avenue, a few blocks from my house. It features tempura dishes.

Yeah, all kind of on the expensive side, starting with Edomae Tendon starting at $13.

The prices dropped from there to Shrimp Tendon, Chicken Tendon and Original Tendon at $9 each.

They also have a take-out tempura box for $6.

Other take-outs include a box of jumbo shrimp for $2.50, a “chawan” of rice for $2, and a bento Edomae Tendon for $5.

So if you want to give any of those a try, you can call (310) 782-0335.

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Well, I just glanced at my watch and it is now 7 a.m. My wife said, “It’s getting time to jump back in bed.”

So I typed a few more lines and hopped back into bed. It’s probably the first time I finished a column just before the sun rose over the horizon.

Hopefully Editor Gwen won’t forget to drop by and pick up what I wrote.

Though this is a lot shorter than my usual column, I’ll cut it off here and give my usual chatter on Saturday and a further report on the accident.

Thanks for your understanding.

George Yoshinaga writes from Gardena and can be reached at [email protected] Opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily those of The Rafu Shimpo.

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