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Man Jailed for Excessive Complaining

A man has been arrested on suspicion of “fraudulent obstruction of business” after making over 24,000 complaint calls to his local phone company. Akitoshi Okamoto was angry with his telephone service provider for a variety of reasons, including the fact that he was unable to receive radio signals on his telephone. Police say that he initially demanded an apology in person from company staffers, but later began immediately terminating the calls as soon as they were placed. Averaging 33 calls per day, police allege that in one particular week Okamoto made over four hundred calls.

Sources say that this particular uptick of escalating behavior is emblematic of Japan’s rapidly aging populace who need more outlets for expression.

Potential Preaching Angle: We all have a responsibility to use our words wisely; there are consequences when we continually complain without warrant

Isabella Nikolic, “Pensioner is arrested for making 24,000 complaint calls to telephone company in Japan,” Daily Mail (12-3-19)

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