100 grams short
On the weekend I read an interesting story:
Once there was a dairy farmer who sold butter to a baker. The baker complained that the farmer was selling his one kilogram blocks of butter 100 grams short. One day he weighed the butter and, sure enough, each block was off by 100 grams.
The baker was angry and took the farmer to court. The judge asked the farmer if he had used an accurate scale to weigh the butter. The farmer replied that he hadn’t.
“Then how do you weigh your butter?”, the judge asked.
“Easy,” replied the farmer. “I just buy a one kilogram loaf of bread from the baker and use it to weigh the butter.”
1) Who was the cheat in this story? The farmer? or the baker? Why?
2) What do you think this story is trying to teach us?