Meat Slabs

It was our own fault for forgetting to say that we wanted our half pound of deli turkey sliced really thin. But when we opened the bag later, although it was actually a half-pound, we counted SIX slices… er… slabs. First, I don’t know anyone who prefers thick slabs of deli meat, and I’m still not sure why that’s what seems to be standard unless you ask for it differently. Why wouldn’t extra-thin be standard? Is this a marketing thing or a true public preference thing? We got three sad sandwiches out of the slabs and vowed never again to forget our war cry of “Sliced as thin as possible!” Lesson learned, but bafflement retained.