Voices | OVERHEARD

The meat of the matter

Young child: I want to eat meat.

Mom: Don’t you want to eat some apple?

Young child: What type of food is “apple”? Is it meat?

Father: Some people eat apple with meat.

Young child: But is it meat?

— Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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