An actual answer:
I was at the grocery store and my cousin/roommate wanted to get 2 pounds of salami (for some pasta salad). Two pounds seemed like a lot to me, so I verified it with her.
The deli guy started putting salami on the scale and there was quite a pile that seemed more than enough. So I asked him - “Is that a pound?” (I couldn’t see the scale readout).
His answer - “Don’t worry I’m going to separate it into two bags.”
I asked again - “Yeah, but is that a pound right there?”
His answer “I said I was going to separate it into two bags”
Now another deli lady comes over and they proceed to discuss how this must be my first shopping trip and they will take care of me, I shouldn’t worry. :smack:
Turns out it WAS a pound and more than enough. I was kind of angry but kept my cool since it is the base commissary.
Bottom Line - If someone asks you a Yes/No question, answer with Yes or No!