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Curiosity killed the cat

Elderly woman: The neighborhood cat’s not here tonight. It’s always sitting on the corner at this time.

Elderly man: Perhaps it’s too cold?

Elderly woman: Cats have fur, you know.

Elderly man: Perhaps it’s dead?

Elderly woman: Don’t say that. I think it’s probably on holiday.

— Shimokitazawa, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday,