Young man: I heard that there’s a curse on the pond, which says that any couple who rides a swan boat together will break up soon after.

Young woman: What if they take an ordinary paddle boat?

— Inokashira Park, Kichijoji, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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