Voices | OVERHEARD

When in doubt, spell it out

Japanese child (counting in English): One … two … three … four … five … six … 25 … 26 … 20-something … 28 … 29 … 30.

— Tamachi, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

Overheard a conversation you’d like to share? Simply fill out the online submission form at jtimes.jp/overheard. Please recount the conversation in the format above and be sure to provide a description of the participants (age, male/female, nationality if relevant, etc.), note where the conversation took place and include any other context that might be necessary.