shmenguin wrote:I was at a deli meat counter. A lady was telling the deli guy she wanted between half and three quarter pound of turkey. That's garbage. Just tell him how much you want. Dude didn't know what to do. So to clarify, she said she wanted a "heavy half". Not helpful. Allegedly, there's this fraction called "two thirds" and it lies between "one half" and "three quarters" but that may be a myth.
It's not the meat guy's job to guess how much you want. Be specific.
Sounds like she's "math challenged" and not really the worlds best communicator.
I don't have a problem with this if the woman takes whatever the Deli Man gives her.
I can't stand people who tell the Deli Man that they want 1/2 a pound of something and then start quibbling over "put another slice on" or "take another slice off" as though a single slice is going to make a difference.