Voices | OVERHEARD

Father and son

Young boy: I want to be like Dad when I grow up.

Mom: Really?

Young boy: Yes, but I won’t eat potato chips just after cleaning my teeth at night.

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

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