The deli counter has three plastic containers on top as samples sizes, marked 1/2 lb, 1 lb, 2 lb. So if you want the middle quantity, what do you say?
I wanted the 1 lb size of cole slaw, so asked for “one pound”. When she handed me the filled container, it was the largest size, so I said I only wanted one pound, not two. She said, “Oh, cole slaw is light, so we use the large container for one pound.”
So who was right? Was I in error to ask for one pound? Should the customer take into consideration the density of the deli item before requesting a quantity?
Should this thread be in Cafe Society? Two Cafe Societies?