Voices | OVERHEARD

There's no fool like an old fool

Elderly man (grumbling to his wife): I want to do whatever I want until I get sick and you have to look after me.

Elderly woman: Sick people go to hospital to be taken care of.

— Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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