Mom (to two young boys): What on earth are you doing?

Older boy: Nothing …

Younger boy: Eating chocolate.

Mom: Which one of you is telling the truth?

Both boys at the same time: He is!

— Shonan-Shinjuku Line, Kanagawa Prefecture. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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