Voices | OVERHEARD

Slaving away in the kitchen

Young child: There’s only two people in the kitchen but they have made all this food for the buffet. They must have worked really hard to prepare all that.

Dad: Don’t worry about it. It’s their job.

Young child: Ah … I guess they do it every day, so they must be used to it.

— Oyamadai, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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