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Family planning

Middle-aged woman: I’d like to go on a two-month prescription plan please.

Shop staff: I’m terribly sorry, we’ve only got a one- or three-month plan to choose from.

Middle-aged woman: What if I die during the second month?

Shop staff: You can always come back and renew your plan in a month’s time.

Middle-aged woman: And then I’m eligible for a two-month plan?

Shop staff: Not quite. Then you can take out another one-month plan.

— Drugstore, Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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