Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2011]
New sign at Wal-Mart
Our society is doomed!
Origins: Most of us have, at one time or another, ended up in a grocery or retail store express lane behind customers who don't check their item totals or ignore the posted item limits, thereby holding up everyone in line with extended checkout processes
The sign displayed in the above photograph plays on that frustration with express lane jumpers, providing a graphic and sarcastic illustration of a simple method (i.e., counting on one's fingers) for determining how many items may be appropriately taken through the line. Alas, however, it's not a real sign displayed at a Walmart (or any other
Last updated: 9 March 2015