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@ the deli counter today, the clerk had no idea what a third lb was

Said that people ask for half pounds or a number of slices…

We are DOOMED!

7 thoughts on “@ the deli counter today, the clerk had no idea what a third lb was

  1. Third lb is about 15 dkg (that's the unit you would use in Czechia where I am from, and probably most of Europe). I had to literally look it up, and I've lived here for 8 years. So yeah, we are doomed if we have to constantly be looking these things up. 🙁

  2. +Anthony DiRuggiero​, are you sure?

    1/3 lb = 15.12 dkg
    0.3 lb = 13.6 dkg

    I thought third means 1/3=0.3333…, not 0.3.

  3. I would have been happy with the clerk being able to guess that it was somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2… It's slices of meat for goodness sake, not sand where you can get an exact measurement. I should have said that I needed a really light 1/2 lb.

  4. That's the difference between an engineer and a mathematician

  5. The issue is metric. When will we all on the metric dydtem

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