Voices | OVERHEARD

Posting a pair of overalls overseas

Middle-aged customer: I’d like to send a pair of overalls overseas. Do I need a special kind of package?

Post office worker: Are they “special” overalls?

— Kamata Post Office, Kamata-Honcho, Ota-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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