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Family sacrifice

Husband: Honey, I have to work this Saturday. Apologies but I can’t spend any time with you.

Wife: Oh, I was hoping you could’ve rested a little this weekend.

Husband: It’s awful, despite the fact my company’s going to pay for the overtime.

Wife: So … just Saturday?

— Shibuya Station, Tokyo. Overheard by Japan Times On Sunday reader David Lu

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