Originally Posted by roboticjunky
I got in an argument with someone at work. The person didn't understand that there is 2 kinds of weight scales at work. I tried explaining one is in pounds and ounces (like 10 pounds 8 ounces) because it can only go up to 15 on the 2 slots to the far right (16 ounces make a pound). The other scale goes by pounds and tenths and hundredths (like 10.50 pounds)
The person still doesn't understand.
reminds me of when my grandpa worked at a Deli in a supermarket.
he said someone came in and wanted 1/4 pound of something. So he puts in on the scale and it comes out to 4 ounces, and he says "OK, here it is".
The customer says "I wanted 1/4 pound",
Grandpa says "Yes, this is 4 oz"
Customer repeats "No, I wanted 1/4 pound"
Grandpa replies, "Yes, this is 4oz, which is the same as 1/4 pound"
Customer "Are you sure?"
Grandpa "Yes, there are 16 oz in a pound, this is 4 oz, which is one-forth, or, 1/4 pound"