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Meeting of minds

Office employee: Mr. Yamada dropped off an envelope for you.

Deputy director: Who?

Office employee: Mr. Yamada. He said it was more information about what you discussed at the meeting.

Deputy director: I’ve had many meetings lately.

Office employee: You met with Mr. Yamada on Monday.

Deputy director: Remind me again, what day of the week was Monday?

— National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo. Overheard by Japan Times On Sunday reader Ramsey Lundock

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