Reading Japan is a story-telling program featuring short stories from Japan. This time, the short story we'll be introducing is ‘Changing to Short Sleeves’ by Yamamoto Fumio: Part 1.
My boyfriend broke up with me. He was also my co-worker at the time, but he started dating a girl from another division who was better than me when it came to acting all lovey-dovey. I was the one buckling under a crushing emotional burden. I became unable to bring myself to go to the office. Soon after, I quit the company altogether. I landed a job at a department store where I'd be able to empty my mind and work straight through weekends and holidays. 2 years later, my life was about to change in a big way!