From bad to worse

Young child: He’s a bad man, isn’t he? (pointing at a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the front page of The Japan Times)

Flustered mother: Um, no.

— Kinokuniya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader

Overheard a conversation you’d like to share? Simply fill out the online submission form at jtimes.jp/overheard. Please recount the conversation in the format above and be sure to provide a description of the participants (age, male/female, nationality if relevant, etc.), note where the conversation took place and include any other context that might be necessary.

Coronavirus banner