A Funny Thing My Teachers Do
Another point to make on this post is that ALL Japanese conversation is repetative and annoying. The fun run viewing conversation is the SAME every time:
"They're running pretty fast, aren't they?"
"Sure are. X is running faster than Y. But Z is running fastest."
"Yeah, he's pretty fast."
"Haha. Look at Q...he's not running at all."
"Yep. That Q...not much of a runner"
repeat, repeat, repeat
Maybe this is why the English in the textbooks is so inane and generic...because Japanese people actually don't know how to have an interesting conversation about anything.