Voices | OVERHEARD

It will never fly

Australian #1: Can chickens fly?

Australian #2: That’s a very good question. I’m not sure if I ever need to know the answer though.

— Akasaka-mitsuke Station, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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