Glass houses

So I’m talking to a French guy in my Japanese class, and he’s complaining that his cell phone doesn’t work here.

I explain that Japan (and South Korea) use different cell tech than most of the rest of the world, so unless he has a phone specifically designed to work here it probably won’t.

He’s all “man, why is it that one country has to be stupid and use a standard that nobody else in the world uses?”

And I look at him for a minute, to make sure he’s being serious, and I say unto him:

“Dude… SECAM?”

And to his credit he looked sheepish and mumbled something apologetic.

And then we changed the topic.

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