I love my supermarket. The express checkout line has just put up a new sign: Six items or fewer.
Fewer. Not less. God bless the bookish stickler who insisted on using the correct term. I’ll sign up for a store loyalty card.
Of course, the kid at the till thought I was wacky, what with all the smiling and pointing at the sign. Yeah, he said. I’m glad you paid attention to it. You have five items – you’re fine.