Monday, March 19, 2007

Crazy cars

OK, this is difficult to explain, but I'll try my best. I do have a video to go with this post, but it's too dark, so I'll try to take another one when I have time.

I drove past a beach the other Saturday night, at about midnight. There was a huge parking area, with about 40 cars parked, with empty space between every car, and their lights on. That isn't surprising (except for all of them having their lights on). What was really surprising was the other 60 cars driving round and round, in a big circle, and sometimes stopping beside a parked car. They sometimes stopped for a couple of minutes, sometimes for longer. Then they would move, and join the circling cars again, with the parked car remaining. Or, both cars would drive off together, and leave the parking area.

My friend tell me this is a Japanese system of meeting new people, either to make new friends, or just sex. The cars that were parked with the lights on were the girls (usually two girls per car). The cars circling were the guys (again, usually two guys). The guys would stop beside a parked car, both parties would wind down their windows, and they would chat. If there was no spark, the guys would rejoin the circling cars. If the liked each other they would chat for a while, then drive off together.

I've never seen such a thing before. Hell, I've never even heard of this! But it sure seems to be a cheap and direct way of meeting new people!