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Role reversal

Young girl: Mom, why won’t you stop using your phone? You promised we would enjoy a tasty lunch today. I was so glad to hear this, I came straight here without stopping anywhere else, even the library. But you just keep staring at your phone.

Mother (looking at her phone): Oh, hang on a second.

— Nakameguro, Tokyo. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader

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