#1 Edited by AziMuttyo (82 posts) -

First I want to say that I have been following this website for a long time (3 years!) but I never felt the need to post since I'm more into the content than the forums, although I have been reading them ocasionally. So I apologise if this seems like a weird early post, but I have a fairly simple question tied to a weird story.

A japanese girl came to Italy 2 days ago to visit a friend she has here. She's never been to Italy before and I went to drive her from the airport. I know her friend but she couldn't come because she had a night shift. So I went to the airport and the plane came at 1:00 AM, she knew I'd be waiting so it wasn't a problem finding her.

Anyway, we went in the car and started driving. Everything was good, we were talking, she seemed very interested in our culture since she was never outside Japan (talking in english obviously).

The awkward thing happened after a few minutes of driving thru a forest when she said "Do you know that japanese girl that was killed here a few weeks ago". At that moment I remembered that about 5 weeks ago a japanese girl was taken from the airport by a guy pretending to be a taxi driver, driven into the woods and raped/tortured/killed. And needless to say I felt really awkward at that moment since I'm an Italian guy driving an asian girl thru the forest at midnight and she just happens to mention a dead japanese girl.

And I would have kept quiet about it but she quicly realized what I was thinking and started apologizing and then I apologised for making her think I thought that and so on. And it was weird. There was an air of silence all the way to the destination after that. We both tried to start a new conversation but didn't quite work. It wasn't like I was upset or she was upset or anything like that, just that it was weird.

I'm writing this because next week I'm supposed to take her back to the airport and I am a little worried because I don't know if I should mention it again, or let it go ( I'm thinking of letting it go) but what if there is the same awkward feeling again, then should I mention it? I don't quite know.

#2 Posted by rahulricky (212 posts) -

let it go, she should have a weeks worth of stories from being in Italy to talk about so just stick to asking about that and it'll be fine.

#3 Edited by FourWude (2261 posts) -

Well this is fucking random.

OK one poster I will answer your question. If the topic is ever brought up again, reply with the line "omae wa mo shindeiru".... Never will she question you again.

#4 Posted by SlashDance (1814 posts) -

I'm fairly disappointed by this story.

#5 Posted by AndrewB (7592 posts) -

Errr.... let it go? Could you imagine the awkwardness in bringing it up again? Surely there would be plenty to riff off of for conversation given her time there. If she was afraid of you being a killer, she wouldn't ever show up to let you drive her.

#6 Posted by hollitz (1507 posts) -

It sounds like it's already worked itself out. What more could possibly come of this? She's not murdered.

#7 Posted by Dagbiker (6974 posts) -

First I want to say that I have been following this website for a long time (3 years!) but I never felt the need to post since I'm more into the content than the forums, although I have been reading them ocasionally. So I apologise if this seems like a weird early post, but I have a fairly simple question tied to a weird story.

A japanese girl came to Italy 2 days ago to visit a friend she has here. She's never been to Italy before and I went to drive her from the airport. I know her friend but she couldn't come because she had a night shift. So I went to the airport and the plane came at 1:00 AM, she knew I'd be waiting so it wasn't a problem finding her.

Anyway, we went in the car and started driving. Everything was good, we were talking, she seemed very interested in our culture since she was never outside Japan (talking in english obviously).

The awkward thing happened after a few minutes of driving thru a forest when she said "Do you know that japanese girl that was killed here a few weeks ago". At that moment I remembered that about 5 weeks ago a japanese girl was taken from the airport by a guy pretending to be a taxi driver, driven into the woods and raped/tortured/killed. And needless to say I felt really awkward at that moment since I'm an Italian guy driving an asian girl thru the forest at midnight and she just happens to mention a dead japanese girl.

And I would have kept quiet about it but she quicly realized what I was thinking and started apologizing and then I apologised for making her think I thought that and so on. And it was weird. There was an air of silence all the way to the destination after that. We both tried to start a new conversation but didn't quite work. It wasn't like I was upset or she was upset or anything like that, just that it was weird.

I'm writing this because next week I'm supposed to take her back to the airport and I am a little worried because I don't know if I should mention it again, or let it go ( I'm thinking of letting it go) but what if there is the same awkward feeling again, then should I mention it? I don't quite know.

Perhaps your friend could go with you? If not then perhaps you have another friend, preferably female?

But I wouldn't mention it.

#8 Posted by Nightriff (5029 posts) -

I thought this was going to be like a Penthouse story, damn

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#9 Posted by Winternet (8015 posts) -

You say "Oh yeah, here we go" in your creepiest voice, stop the car in the middle of the woods and lock the doors. That's gotta bring some reaction out of her. The real problem here is if her response is something like "Yes. I was hoping for this." Now things get really awkward then.

In all seriousness, this is a non issue. There's nothing to say about it. Also, won't you already spend some time with her during the week?

#10 Posted by coakroach (2490 posts) -

Smear a little fake blood on a Hello Kitty coin purse and leave it on the back seat.

#11 Edited by Petiew (1346 posts) -

Keep frantically telling her that you didn't kill anyone and she shouldn't be scared. It'll calm her right down, trust me.

#12 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

So, did/will you kill her?

#13 Edited by StrikeALight (1114 posts) -

Sounds like cultural thing. The Japanese can be quite direct, you know.

I wouldn't think any more of it.

#14 Posted by Sanity (1901 posts) -

Just when it was getting good the story died, theirs the start of a great B horror movie here.

#15 Edited by Dacnomaniac (442 posts) -

W-whaaaaa?

#16 Posted by Ducksworth (660 posts) -

This thread is great, update us once you've taken her back to the airport.

Stuff a bunch of knives with dried blood on them in your dash. When you're driving her back, stop in the middle of the forest and say the car broke down and ask her to grab something from your dash.

#17 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Fake your own death while driving.

#18 Posted by oldenglishC (946 posts) -

A story that starts with " I picked up a Japanese girl at the airport", should always include at least one mention of tentacles.

#19 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

you shoulda said "damn, you found me out. well...i guess ill let you live THIS TIME"

#20 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3859 posts) -

Yeah you totally should bring it up!

Heck no dude that won't accomplish anything! Talk to get about her trip and whatnot. Be cool dude, just be cool.

#21 Edited by Fattony12000 (7322 posts) -

Why are you worried? You didn't rape or torture or kill any Japanese ladies, you just happen to be an Italian car owner who knows where the airport is.

She sounds totally hot, by the way.

#22 Edited by Nictel (2412 posts) -

So you're scared she'll go to the police?

#23 Edited by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -
#24 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2246 posts) -

@azimuttyo: yeah just drop it and don't mention it again.

@slashdance said:

I'm fairly disappointed by this story.

Definitely. I was hoping for some classic Giant Bomb Girl Advice up in here.

As soon as I saw Japanese girl Italy I was like alright another girl advice thread! But nope...

#25 Posted by Empirepaintball (1393 posts) -

@dudy80 said:

Just when it was getting good the story died, theirs the start of a great B horror movie here.

The third installment of the Human Centipede series.

Trilogy bitch.

#26 Posted by Jimbo (9804 posts) -

Stop being awkward, forget about it and just say something smokin' hot in Italian. "Ciao mia bella ragazza! Molto bella! Ciao stronza!" is usually what I go for whenever anything awkward happens with a girl, and I'm not even Italian! Basically put those words in any order and you can't go wrong. Then touch her on the shoulder and tell her you know a shortcut through the woods.

#27 Edited by Sploder (917 posts) -

On the way back be all like "It was me lol"

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#29 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -

A++

Very creative. I like the use of "Italian" and "airport."

#30 Edited by Vance_Helsing (215 posts) -

SOME ADVICE IS NEEDED

#31 Posted by mtcantor (947 posts) -

Don't worry about it.

I lived in Japan. Those folks apologize for a living over there. If you don't make a big deal about it, she won't either.

Just seriously, and I cannot stress this enough, avoid the temptation to bring it up.

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#32 Edited by Icemael (6317 posts) -

You need to kill her in the woods. Trust me on this, it's like with sex, she brought it up because she wants it and you my friend are missing her hints big time.

#33 Posted by dudeglove (7775 posts) -

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#34 Posted by Alekss (327 posts) -

Don't mention it. Don't sweat it. And just don't take her into the woods and kill her. Relax.

#35 Posted by dgtlty (156 posts) -
#36 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Touch her shoulder

#37 Edited by 49th (2735 posts) -

She won't expect it now. Just saying.

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#38 Posted by NakAttack (1289 posts) -

Dear Penthouse,

#39 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Ooooh wow that was extremely awkward.

#40 Posted by Gamer_152 (14072 posts) -

Let it go. It's not worth worrying about that much, and bringing it up again would only lead to the same awkwardness that was the problem in the first place.

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#41 Posted by AziMuttyo (82 posts) -

@mtcantor said:

Don't worry about it.

I lived in Japan. Those folks apologize for a living over there. If you don't make a big deal about it, she won't either.

Just seriously, and I cannot stress this enough, avoid the temptation to bring it up.

I am really curios to ask if she was worried I would do something or if she just thought of that because she saw the forest and didn't realise it will be weird, but you are right, I won't ask.

I am in the same circle of friends as her friend and tommorow me and others are invited to hang out, so I will definitely see her before next week. I hope things won't be as weird between us but I guess I'll find out tommorow. She seemed to be embarassed and not upset the last time so maybe now that she settled in a bit it will be ok. I know I'll never see her again, but she is likeable and I don't want to part with something weird between us. I won't mention anything regardless though.

#42 Posted by mtcantor (947 posts) -

Don't mention the war!

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#43 Posted by AziMuttyo (82 posts) -

@mtcantor: Uhm, I feel like I should have gotten it, but what war?

#44 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6398 posts) -

Wow, what a dumb situation, I, personally, would have made a joke of it and not started apologizing to each other and making it awkward. I honestly can't believe you would even want to bring that up again.

#45 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2365 posts) -

@mtcantor: Uhm, I feel like I should have gotten it, but what war?

Uh, you know. The one where the US dropped two atomic bombs on Japan.

Don't bring it up.