Everybody needs good neighbors
Man: The fire alarm shows that there is a fire in apartment 11, but the guy who lives there hasn’t come out yet. Shall we ring the doorbell?
Elderly woman: No, wait. We might wake him up.
— 3 a.m., Midorigaoka apartment block, Meguro, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday
Wet behind the ears
Seventy-something elderly man (to pool attendant): Hey, close the roof. I’m getting wet in the rain.
— Swimming lane, Midorigaoka Junior High School pool, Meguro, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday