I swear to God that I had this exact conversation today at the Home Depot.
Me: “Can you tell me the difference between these two garbage disposals.”
The Home Depot “Expert”: (reading the box) “This one has ½ a horsepower, this one has ¾ horsepower.”
Me: “Right, Ok. Yeah. I see that. But what does that mean exactly?”
The Home Depot “Expert”: “Ok, so visualize the numbers 1 through 10. Five is right in the middle. So that’s half. And 7 is ¾.”
“Riiiight. Ok. So, I guess what I’m asking is…"
The Home Depot “Expert”: So ¾ is a quarter more horsepower than ½.
Me: Um, yeah. I understand fractions. What I don’t understand is whether or not a quarter more horsepower is worth twenty bucks. Is it going to allow me to grind up tree stumps or what?
At which point he told me that it was indeed worth the $20, but I probably didn’t need it because the other one would be just fine.
I don’t even really know what else to say about that. I bought the ½ horsepower one. In case you had to know.