3/4 is Three Quarters is 0.75

“What is 3/4? Is it .85?” asked the clerk at the fabric store, after she’d cut my fabric.

I looked at her, a grown woman, and tried to not use my teacher voice. “It’s .75.”

“Are you sure?”

“Yes. Just like when you have three quarters you have 75 cents? 3/4 is 0.75.”

She thought for a moment and then nodded, “Ohhhh.”

***
I handed the bank teller my slip, “I’d like it in quarters, please.”

“How much?”

I smiled, “All of it.”

“All of it?” The teller seemed surprised.

“Yes, all of it.”

The teller popped his head over the wall to the employee next to him. “I need $100 in quarters.”

The guy next to him popped his head over his computer screen. He’s the teller I usually go to, but I hadn’t seen him. “Getting your laundry money?”

“You’ve got it.”

The first teller handed me the quarters, “This is going to be—”

“Heavy, she knows,” said my regular guy with a chuckle.