Voices | OVERHEARD

Let's do lunch

Middle-aged woman: I can’t talk at the moment; I’m on a train. I can call you in two minutes though. Is it important? … Oh, lunch? Where would you like to go? Anywhere is OK by me … I can meet you at Shinagawa Station. … What? You’re there already … Oh wait, I can see you on the far platform. Shall we talk then? … OK. Bye”

Yamanote Line, Tokyo. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader

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