Karen likes crossword puzzles because they make time pass quickly. Karen makes quilts and donates them to charity because she savors the way quilting slows down time. Karen finds it strange that people who militantly remove time-expired dairy products from their refrigerator think nothing of abandoning a bottle of Kraft Catalina salad dressing on the fridge door's condiment shelf for years at a time. She herself is guilty of this crime. Karen remembers her ex-husband, back when things were good, scanning the fridge door and saying, "Jesus, Karen, this bottle of Thousand Islands remembers where it was during the Kennedy assassination."
- From Player One by Douglas Coupland