Voices | OVERHEARD

Losing one’s lunch

Elderly man #1: Do you remember what your mother used to put in your bento for lunch at elementary school?

Elderly man #2: I can’t even remember what was in the last bento I ate.

— Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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