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Middle-aged man #1: Did you get many Valentine’s Day chocolates?

Middle-aged man #2: None. It’s a shame Valentine’s Day fell on a Sunday this year.

Middle-aged man #1: That said, it saves us from having to buy chocolates for our female colleagues on White Day.

Middle-aged man #2: Speak for yourself.

— Ginza Line, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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