Voices | OVERHEARD

Reality bites

Middle-aged American man #1: Why do mosquitoes always bite you on the elbow?

Middle-aged American man #2: Probably because your ankles are covered up.

— Kinuta Park, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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