Saori: I knew this before, but life is never going to be the same ever again after the whole virus thing.
Anne: Why? Did you have a great revelatory experience?
Sean: Yeah, you seem so sure about it.
Saori: I went to Osaka over the weekend because my paternal grandmother passed away.
Anne: I'm so sorry.
Sean: Are you OK?
Saori: Yeah. She was 102. She lived a full life, and I think she was ready to go. So anyway, my cousins and I went to eat "kushikatsu," because it was our grandmother's favorite food.
Anne: That's where everything's on a skewer and deep-fried, right?
Saori: Yeah. And a major part of the eating culture of kushikatsu is that before you eat it, you dip it in sauce in containers you share with other customers. No double-dipping allowed.
Sean: I would never trust my fellow customers not to double-dip.
Saori: Not to worry now — the dipping containers have been removed, and we have to pour sauce on our kushikatsu, which just isn't the same.
Anne: It changes the eating experience, doesn't it?
Saori: It really does.
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