When You’re In A Hurry

They should change “express lanes” to “lanes for the mathematically challenged.”

Today I ended up in the eight-items-or-less lane behind a woman who bought almost $70 worth of groceries. And it wasn’t eight cans of caviar, believe me.

That gave me plenty of time to ponder why the sign on the lane reads “or less” when it should read “or fewer.” Grammar as anger-management.

Since grocery stores don’t seem to have the guts to enforce their lane limits, maybe they could hand out gift certificates for Kumon courses to those who blatantly overdo it.

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