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March 12, 2003

An Accidental Party Animal

A Japanese businessman trying to catch a flight out of Edinburgh airport in Scotland got on the wrong bus and ended up in an all-night birthday party. Zenko Kajiyama, 32, from Tokyo, was headed for a business meeting in London when he saw people boarding a silver coach marked Club Class. When he asked if the bus was headed to the airport, he was reassured by the replies but spent the rest of the night in pubs and clubs. "I have very much difficulty understanding how people speak in Edinburgh. I like the Scottish people very much, but their voices - it is difficult and strange to my ears," he said. "I missed my aeroplane. At first I was very angry. I felt stupid. But I was enjoying the bus - I have never been on such a thing before. So I stayed for the whole night because it was funny. And the girls were very pretty too." He caught a taxi to the airport the next morning but missed his meeting.

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