My Japanese Girl

My Japanese Girl

Postby gerdson » March 18th 2017, 9:59am

As You know, I spent 13 years in the German Air Force, and I have told You a bit about it. But this story no one has ever heard before...

It was in the mid 90ies, I was stationed at Fort Bliss, El Paso at that time, mostly having a good time, good weather, a motorcycle, easy duty, booze and girls. The only thing that was short, was the "tamales". As anyone who has been in the military will confirm: "It is a state of secured poverty", at least it was the term my late father liked to use when speaking about his pay (he was in the Army).

Anyways, me and a couple of buddies had something running on the side, to improve our income: Smuggling beer and whisky over the Mexican border, into the US. There was not a lot of money to be made with that, but on the other hand it was practically risk-free, as we were smuggling the booze in our bellies. All it took was to drive over the border, drink all You can, then get it back, somehow, and empty the piss into used kegs and bottles. Labeled as "lite beer" from various brands, we used to sell most of it to the Fort Bliss Army Officer's Club. These guys will drink almost anything as long it is cheap. Of course it did help a lot that the original tasted like horse piss also. The rest went to the cheap taverns outside the city, and later on the infamous lower Alameda Avenue. And that is when the trouble started.

But before coming to that: I also met a Japanese woman at that time, one day, at the post exchange, and fell in love. I don't know how she ended up being in that shitty place, but she could really tell a boy the time. Delicate, beautiful, sophisticated, powered by some electricity as only a Japanese girl can be. I had to have her, but she was a bit out of my reach, so I convinced the gang that we would have to "crank up" on our business.

So far we had kept a low profile, only selling for about 200 per week - after all You can only drink sooo much, even as a German soldier. But I "was on fire", so I got reckless and started to invite others to join our parties in Juarez. At the end most of the Fort Bliss German Air Force officer's corps, including the commanding officer would come on a regular basis. I never told them why, but since booze and transportation was for free, they were willing to "deliver" upon return to the barracks, and for a couple of weeks all was good, and I was almost ready to have the necessary funds.

Unfortunately in our greed (my greed, actually, I still regret that it also fired back at my buddies), we started to pump big volumes of our special brew into the many El Paso honky-tonks, and when we started selling to the clubs on Alameda Ave, we got in trouble with one of the local "chiefs".

So one day, upon delivering a small truckload of "Miller Lite" labeled weekenders to the "Los burros desdentados", we were ambushed and got into a fight with fierce looking Mexicans. I don't remember a lot any more, but we all woke up the next morning, our wounds treated and taken care of, in a hazienda somewhere south of the border. It turned out that the landlord of the Army officer's club, a guy who went under the name "The Chuck" had kept an eye on us and single handed fought off the whole bunch of thugs.

Well, to make the long story short, I was AWOL for a couple of days, until I recovered and returnd to the post. The shootout also made it's way into the El Paso Times (although such incidents were not uncommon, they rarely involved vehicles labeled "Luftwaffe"). The Air Force found out, but being an officer, and because most of the officer's corps was involved, of course the story was swept under the carpet, I got promoted and was sent home. So that was the end of that story.

Until very recently, I never knew why "The Chuck" saved us that day, when I got a call from someone in Central Texas, asking me to do him a favor. Finally, my chance to pay back my debts had come. Well, that story is told somewhere else.

One day after delivering to him, I got an express parcel. Inside was - my Japanese girl :D . Seems "The Chuck" is someone who doesn't want to owe a penny either... :D
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She has lost a bit of her electricity, but gained in other places, and is overall a much better fit to me, now, after all these years.
Thanks, Chuck!
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Re: My Japanese Girl

Postby conjurer » March 18th 2017, 10:12am

Hans Helmut Kirst couldn't have written a finer personal essay.
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Re: My Japanese Girl

Postby jason_recliner » March 18th 2017, 10:20am

Damn it. Thanks to the cool kids, now we can't say "cool story bro" even when it is a cool story.

Cool story, er, mate. A very enjoyable read.
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Re: My Japanese Girl

Postby bobbee » March 18th 2017, 10:24am

Great story Gerdson!
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Re: My Japanese Girl

Postby gerdson » March 18th 2017, 11:12am

Thanks. It is a GS 5646-8000, produced somewhen in the early 70ies (the date finder on WatchSleuth.com says "April 1972"). The 56GS model movements are running on 28000 bph, which makes them a bit more robust compared to the earlier GS61 36000 bph. I am totally in love with it.
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Re: My Japanese Girl

Postby Hawk » March 18th 2017, 11:36am

What's the opposite of schadenfreude?

Which is to say what's it called when one derives pleasure from someone else's success?

If you could come up with the first word surely the polar complement also exists?
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Re: My Japanese Girl

Postby gerdson » March 18th 2017, 12:10pm

uh.... the complement would really be something like "empathy". What You are looking for is probably not known in German, but how about "Mudita"?
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Re: My Japanese Girl

Postby Thunder1 » March 18th 2017, 12:28pm

:lol:
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Re: My Japanese Girl

Postby tiktok » March 18th 2017, 1:37pm

Unschadenfreude
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Re: My Japanese Girl

Postby Hawk » March 18th 2017, 2:08pm

tiktok wrote:Unschadenfreude


Works for me. I'm running with it.
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Re: My Japanese Girl

Postby TemerityB » March 18th 2017, 2:16pm

My upbringing is so low-rent, the first German people I'd ever heard of were wrestlers Kurt Von Hess, Waldo Von Erich, and Hans Shroeder.

Nice watch; not often we get a YNW post like this one. Just cool, man.
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Re: My Japanese Girl

Postby Mortuus » March 19th 2017, 6:34am

There's ALREADY a term for that, Hawkins; it's called "living vicariously," you old snot. Go run with that!

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Re: My Japanese Girl

Postby AntFarm » March 19th 2017, 7:16am

What a cool watch and a enjoyable story. "The Chuck" is a good guy...
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Re: My Japanese Girl

Postby SaoGage » March 19th 2017, 7:28am

Stunning watch and epic story!

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