Voices | OVERHEARD

The old normal

Office worker #1: Thanks for your hard work today. Shall we grab a quick drink? Do you have time?

Office worker #2: Shall we? Where were you thinking?

Office worker #1: What about (convenience store) Daily Yamazaki?

Office worker #2: Outside? I should’ve guessed.

— Nishikoyama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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