Young girl in stroller: It’s really busy, isn’t it?
Mom: All these people are using the train to commute to work.
Girl: Is it busy every morning?
Mom (sounding forlorn): That’s right, it is.
— Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday
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