Posted on October 28, 2016 by haloway13 — 7 Comments@ the deli counter today, the clerk had no idea what a third lb wasSaid that people ask for half pounds or a number of slices…We are DOOMED! View this post on Google+Post navigationPrevious post: I will rest well every night regardless of who wins by voting for this candidate…Next post: Aluminum plate for precision woodworking jigs 7 thoughts on “@ the deli counter today, the clerk had no idea what a third lb was” Ondřej Čertík October 28, 2016 Third lb is about 15 dkg (that's the unit you would use in Czechia where I am from, and probably most of Europe). I had to literally look it up, and I've lived here for 8 years. So yeah, we are doomed if we have to constantly be looking these things up. 🙁 Reply Anthony DiRuggiero October 28, 2016 .3 of a pound. Reply Ondřej Čertík October 28, 2016 +Anthony DiRuggiero, are you sure?1/3 lb = 15.12 dkg0.3 lb = 13.6 dkgI thought third means 1/3=0.3333…, not 0.3. Reply Timothy Hall October 28, 2016 I would have been happy with the clerk being able to guess that it was somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2… It's slices of meat for goodness sake, not sand where you can get an exact measurement. I should have said that I needed a really light 1/2 lb. Reply Anthony DiRuggiero October 28, 2016 That's the difference between an engineer and a mathematician Reply Barbara Romaca December 24, 2016 The issue is metric. When will we all on the metric dydtem Reply Barbara Romaca December 24, 2016 System Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.