Middle-aged dad: I was going to organize a Secret Santa but I was afraid of getting another packet of cashew nuts from our kids.
Middle-aged mom: You obviously haven’t unwrapped the present I got you for Christmas this year.
— Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday
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