Flat Earth: Platform schmooze
Sunday 05 December 1999
But despite stumbling down stairs, and tripping over their own feet, the wearers are determined to keep up with the trend. One reason for their popularity, it seems, is the way they put Japan's "office ladies" on an equal footing. "You can't imagine how great it feels to see the world from this height," said a woman who normally is less than 5ft tall. "In the commuter train, the level of my eyes is higher than middle-aged men, who are so arrogant in the office."
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