Voices | OVERHEARD

You shall not pass (without first needing to disturb me)

American woman #1: And then there’s those people who crowd around the barriers at the entrance to a park and scowl at you for asking them to let you pass as if you’re disturbing them.

American woman #2: Maybe they don’t see you approaching?

American woman #1: They don’t see me coming?

— Shibuya Station, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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