By Ryoichi - Germany
Today, it was my dad's retirement. He is traditional Japanese, so I had custom-ordered a samurai sword from a traditional Japanese blacksmith with dad's name engraved on the blade in kanji script. He loved it, right up til my drunk cousin tried to use it to cut down a tree and snapped it in two. FML
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  Vlen_fml  |  20

this was honestly going to be my suggestion. I want to know what kind of tree it was though, snapping an authentic japanese folded katana sounds pretty far-fetched. dull the fuck out of the blade sure, but not snapping it.

By  ViviMage  |  38

And the cousin will be paying for its replacement.

  MrSassypants  |  32

And if he can't pay for it, then the cousin should be replaced. They replace characters with other people on sitcoms so why don't we start doing that in real life?

  I_Like_Dogs  |  28

New service idea: people that pretend to be your relatives(or partner/friends) at family reunions so you can replace assholes and forget about them. I'm gonna be rich. Don't steal my idea.


#51 First off, it wasn't a birthday, it was a retirement. Second, the Japanese are very serious about honor, especially in their careers. Retirement is a VERY special occasion (I think). And on very special occasions and/or New Year's, many Japanese get very drunk and stay very drunk during the whole celebration.

  juggalo2  |  15

Drunkenness is an important part of Japanese culture. They even have a song, wherein the chorus mentions how every month has a good reason to get drunk. (btw no one said anything about a birthday)

  GhostFox  |  33

Being drunk is part of a lot of social situations in Japanese culture- it is actually considered impolite to turn down an opportunity to go drinking with coworkers, if I am remembering correctly.

By  2infbvcxxcvbj  |  13

Think of the positives! Your dad loved the gift (I'm a little envious, so cool!) and you made some crazy family memories. (Splitting it in half was a dick move.)Also from experience drunk humans and anything shiny or pointy never ends well.