So, I’ve decided that the JET Program is a lot like College. Except that we’re the foreign teachers, the campus is way spread out, we are the opposite of broke, and we start out the program with a drinking problem rather than ending it with one.
So that analogy doesn’t really go that far unless you force it. But there’s some inkling of that feeling of peer colleagues that’s a little different from “real” work life but resembles the feeling of peer classmates and drinking buddies.
Also all JETs don’t have a drinking problem, just Kochi ones. Just kidding… Kochi JETs don’t have a drinking problem, they’re just generalizably talented at drinking, whereas everyone else is less so. 🙂