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The laugh's on him

Young boy: Can we go?

Mother: Wait a second, there’s a car coming.

Boy: Ha ha!

Mother: Don’t “ha ha” me.

Boy: I was laughing at the other guy who almost got run over.

— Oimachi Station, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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