A cartoon in my fish store lists lobster prices according to size. The highest per-pound price goes to the 1 1/2-pound lobsters, and the lowest to the 40-pounders. "Can you imagine a 40-pound lobster?" I asked my 'monger. "Ha!"
"That's no joke," she said, as she plucked the biggest lobster I'd ever seen from her tanks and put it in my arms. Before I could say "sea cockroach," I was cradling a 25-pound female lobster.