Rugby World Cup volunteer (to an Irish fan standing outside Tokyo Stadium): Sir, can I help you? Are you not going into the stadium?
Irish fan: No, it’s OK. I’m looking for my wife. She’s missing and I’m trying to locate her.
Volunteer: Should I arrange to make an announcement over the speaker?
Irish fan: No, it’s fine. Don’t take that trouble. She normally doesn’t listen to anyone.
— Tokyo Stadium, Chofu, Tokyo. Overheard by Japan Times On Sunday reader Prasanna Parthasarthy
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