Instead of “Sorry for bothering you”, “Thank you for bothering you”. He went all to pot and talked incoherently when he was drunk, only troubling people around him. Complaining and shouting they didn’t give up on him and continued to get troubled by him. “Thank you for bothering you.” is an expression of gratitude for that. There is no one who can live without troubling other people. This is why any one can say it. Hachiro Tako is a comedian and former boxer in the Showa Era.
April 2, 2015
from “Oriorino Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun