I just got back from the grocery store.
I am making hobos for dinner tonight.
I am making hobos for two.
I am trying to limit myself to 2 ounces of meat.
I need 4 ounces (1/4 lb.) of hamburger meat.
I go to the meat counter and ask for a quarter pound of
I get a blank stare.
I tell him I need 1/4 a pound of ground beef.
I get another blank stare and then he asks "how much"?
I say I need a quarter pound of ground beef.
I get another blank stare.
I finally say, give me that hunk right there. That will be fine.
It was .45 of a pound, which was .2 of a pound more than I really wanted.
I guess he really couldn't figure out that a quarter of a pound would be .25 on his little machine.