I buy my groceries at the Star Market in Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is relevant, because the last time I was there, I happened to notice the signs on the express lanes:

12 Items or Fewer



I am not making this up. Some of them say "8 Items", though.

I'd prefer "12 or Fewer Items" myself -- or best of all, "Twelve or Fewer Items", but never mind that.

A number of the jokes in Infinite Jest are exaggerations of, or elaborations on, real stuff that's quite normal 'round these parts.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.