That brings up a quite serious question here. (And I'm serious)
Do multiple numbers of the same item count as one?
Say I have three boxes of macaroni and cheese. Are those one item or three items?
(Now for the silly stuff)
If I show up with 100 containers of chocolate pudding, 35 gallons of milk, 7 boxes of ribbed and flavored condoms, 12 bottles of oil, two slip and slides, 15 sets of handcuffs, 100 candles, 16 containers of strawberry flavored body oil, one bag of chips and one bottle of salsa, would those count as 10 items? I mean, if I have to wait in the long checkout line, there will be some horny people at the house and I would hate to have them start without me.
Plus, do you realize how long it really takes to make up 100 boxes of chocolate pudding? Every second is crucial.