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October 9, 2008

Japanese Monkey Waiters

Via an October 6, 2008 story in the Telegraph (U.K.), which follows.

    Japanese monkey waiters

    Hard pressed to find good helping hands these days? Not bothered that these helping hands may not be human?

    Then you may want to try hiring the same workers as used by the owners of the Japanese tavern Kayabukiya.

    The local hangout just north of Tokyo employs a pair of Japanese monkeys called Yat-chan and Fuku-chan to serve their customers.

    The younger of the two, Fuku-chan, usually begins the first shift and is quick to hand out customers a hot towel to help them clean their hands before they order their first drinks.

    Fuku-chan, who is four, has only two years experience under his furry belt and his work load is limited to hot towels.

    Both monkeys are well appreciated by customers who tip them with boiled soya-beans to enjoy during their down time.


[via Saul Castellanos]

October 9, 2008 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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There are so many days I could use a monkey who could do tasks like this. Today, I am having a 3 monkey day!

Posted by: Saul Castellanos | Oct 9, 2008 11:54:25 AM

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