This morning on the way back from court I stopped off at Langer's to get (1) a whole hand cut pastrami brisket, (2) a quart of cole slaw, (3) a jar of new pickles, (4) 30 slices of double-baked rye and, at the request of Mrs. Swift, a half pound of turkey pastrami. When I asked for the turkey pastrami the counter guy I always use looked at me with scorn and said "Tom, this is Langer's. There is no such thing as "turkey pastrami" here. You should know better than that." Mrs. Swift ended up with machine sliced turkey. This struck me as outrageously funny which is why I pass it along. He must have read the LA Times Food Section article this past Wednesday.