Mom: Hurry up. We’re going to be late for school.
Young girl: I’m tired.
Mom: Didn’t you sleep well last night?
Young girl: Mom, what are we having for dinner?
Mom: Don’t change the subject!
— Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday
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