January 29, 2016

Her vote counts the same as mine

I went to the grocery store yesterday evening to pick up a few items.  I stopped by the deli and asked the young lady for three quarters of a pound of Sara Lee Honey Ham,  shaved. After a five minute search behind the counter the other deli worker asked her what she was searching for. Worker 2 told my worker that she should just open a new ham since there clearly was not one partially sliced behind the counter.

This search meant she could not remember how much ham I wanted or how I wanted it sliced.  I told he again I wanted 3/4 pound, shaved.

She carried over a slice about 1/8 inch thick and asked if that was OK? I told he no, I want it as thin as possible -- shaved.  She brought over a slice about 1/16 inch thick.  I told her no, I want it shaved, make the slicer barely clear the guard, it is OK if it comes out in small pieces.  I explained I wanted the ham almost see-through.

She placed the meat on the scale and called her co-worker.  "How much is three quarters of a pound?" she asked him. He frowned in disbelief and told her 0.75 on the scale.

She handed me my 1/16 inch thick slices of meat. Apparently she flunked both math and vocabulary in school. 


4 comments:

Dan O. said...

I can't even feign surprise. Run into this in nearly any store or fast-food establishment. And they want to be paid $15.00 an hour? They can't make change for $15 if you buy something for $14.99.

Scott said...

I've had the exact same problem. Now when it is apparent that they cannot do the math, I tell them .75 instead of 3/4. It's really sad and frustrating. In the end, I'm not mad at them, just amazed that they can't do the simplest of tasks in their particular job.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

This is why these people have these jobs. Imagine them in an office.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Also this:

http://twitchy.com/2016/01/27/watch-this-fast-food-worker-explain-why-she-deserves-to-be-paid-more-than-paramedics/

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