Sunflowers for dad

I flew back to Tokyo from Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture yesterday. I’d forgotten that it was Father’s Day, but at the gate the ANA staff gave all the men packets of sunflower seeds. (Why sunflowers? Maybe this is the answer.) They didn’t ask if the men were fathers, though. Maybe they thought it would be prejudicial or a kind of profiling? Or they didn’t want to embarrass the men who are not fathers. Or, more likely, it would just be too time-consuming. After a 20-minute delay in boarding, they sure didn’t want to anger anyone.

And as we were taxiing out, the ground staff sent us off with a wave and a “Thank you, fathers!” message. Gotta love Japan 🙂

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