Today I again tried to order my standard 0.4 pounds of ground beef for one hamburger. The conversation started with him asking me: "How many ounces is that?"
I was a little confused (remember, they use a digital scale) "I don't know, just over four"
Him: "A quarter pound"
Me: "Point four pounds"
He weighed out the requisite 0.04 pounds.
I relented and finally asked for "Point forty". These magic words got me my burger.