Fractionally More Stupid

| Right | February 13, 2015

(I have recently started working in the deli of a grocery store.)

Me: “Hello. How are you today, miss?”

Customer: “Hi, I would like some [Brand] ham please.”

Me: “Sure, and how much of the [Brand] ham would you like?”

Customer: *thinking* “Um… I’ll take about a quarter — no! I’ll take less than that. I want more than a third of a pound, but no more than one quarter pound!”

(I tried my best not to laugh at the fact that a third is actually MORE than a fourth (difference between 0.33 and 0.25 respectively). I ended up slicing her one fifth instead. No wonder there’s a math joke saying that ‘5 out of 4 people have a problem with fractions!’)

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