Voices | OVERHEARD

Seaside manners

Young man #1: Did you do anything over the weekend?

Young man #2: It was really hot, so I went to Zushi (Beach).

Young man #1: Was the water cold?

Young man #2: I don’t know, I didn’t go swimming. I just drank beer and ate a bowl of ramen.

— Yokohama Station, Kanagawa Prefecture, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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