Stepping out onto the busy streets you hear the workers say in a cheery voice “arigatou gozaimashita”, thanking you for your patronage. You can’t help but smile. They are always so polite.
Rummaging through your bag you pull out the snack you purchased. As you get ready to eat, you look up and notice a competitor convenient store right across the street. You can’t help but turn your nose up and think to yourself, “Lawson is way better.”
All of us who’ve been to a Japanese convenience stores have experienced this at one point in their lives. Whether we admit it or not, we are always partial to one store above the others.
The time has come to pick a side. Show us your allegiance.