I work at a supermarket with a deli/bakery. A customer approaches the deli and I ask if I can help her. She wants “this ham here” and points to the ham she wants. I see if we have any open in the case and I ask her how much she wants.
“I’ll take the whole thing.”
“The whole ham?” I ask.
“It’s only 7.99,” she says.
“A pound,” I add.
“Oh,” she says
“Is there a smaller amount you want?”
“How much is it for the whole thing?”
“Lemme look up the code and weigh it.”
It was at that point she probably guessed the weight of the ham and did some mental math and realized that she was going to be spending more that $50 for it.
“On second thought, never mind.” And away she went, shuffling off in awkward embarrassment at the assumption that a large piece of meat was only $7.99.
I wonder if she ever had meat sliced at a deli before.