An electrical storm's been hovering over the house for most of the last two days. It booms and sparks for hours at a time, like an irritable child with a noisy toy.
...what my response should be next time a taxi driver tells me "hey, your Japanese is pretty good":
"Thanks. Hey, you know the roads pretty well, too."
(I realise the asymmetry here, in that while there's no necessity for a non-Japanese to be good at the language [though there's a strong practical incentive] there is for a taxi-driver to have some geographical savvy [at least in theory])