Half Dozen Eggs

I noticed last night while stacking used egg carton, that they are labelled “1/2 DOZ.” on either end, which gives one tacit permission to rip them in half and purchase only 6. I’d seen people do this before, but always assumed it was a risky renegade move.

Apparently it’s expected.

Photo of two egg cartons, one with red printing, one with blue printing, showing the word EGGS, and two 1/2 DOZ., one on either end.