The freebies companies give away aren't tacky either. I was
outside Takashimaya () Department Store in Shinjuku () a few months ago and
there was this lady handing out nice mini tote bags. I passed up on
them though since I had no use for it. Others weren't swarming
all over her to get the free bags either, orderly and polite Japanese
approached her bashfully, almost as if receiving such a nice freebie
without paying is embarrassing.
I have been given a lot of freebies all these years. They are all pretty good stuff but none as welcoming as free money if you ask me.
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