Voices | OVERHEARD

Handwriting like chicken scratch

Five-year-old daughter: Dad, your signature is really messy.

Dad: Well, that way no one else can copy it.

— Itabashi Ward Office, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader

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