You kids today have it easy. When I was a kid everything was HUGE. My dad was nearly four times bigger than me. You couldn't even see the tops of counters.... Then gradually everything became smaller until it was the manageable size it is today.
If I may paraphrase 's well-known aphorism, I would say that 'books are the money of Literature, but only the counters of Science. Thomas Henry Huxley - Hobbes
When I was your age...I wish I'd known that I already had everything I needed within myself to be happy, instead of looking for happiness at beauty counters. - Ilene Beckerman
Which comes first: Good or Evil? Usually evil. Good counters. - Steve Chapman
Oh... Blip. Yeah, I see." He sounds distracted, awed. "Your child," I whisper."Our child." He counters. - E.L. James