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 lane
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.