Well, worst is arguably going a bit too far, as despite the relative squalor, passed out drunk and less than fresh smell, it’s still probably better than taking the little fella to McDonald’s.
It could be argued that most Japanese policemen have very little to do — the hunt for stolen bicycles or giving directions taking up much more of their time than anything truly important. But even that dwarfs this poor fella’s duties. A figure whose only task appears to be to stand still and look completely forlorn.
So near and yet so desperately far.
This fella’s bar might well be small, with an open window having to double as a service hatch of sorts for the few seats outside. But, what clearly isn’t lacking in size is his big, welcoming smile.
Not to mention his equally large, and similarly smile-inducing, drinks.