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A tough nut to crack

Two mothers with young sons compare snacks they have prepared for their outing.

Mom #1: Oh, I’m afraid he can’t eat peanuts.

Mom #2: Does he have a peanut allergy?

Mom #1: No, they make him too full.

Kindergarten-aged son of mom #1: No, it’s a peanut allergy!

— Fujigaoka Station, Denentoshi Line, Tokyo. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader

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