We'll call her Doc for today's purposes. It also helps if you picture this with a thick Chinese accent (her) and a tone of increasingly trying to hide my frustration (me)
(Originally published 6/12/14)
Doc: Hey you ordered a new kind of test tube, but it seems like there are less tubes in each bag than the previous type.
Me: Oh yeah? How many?
Doc: I didn't count, but it seems like there's less.
Me: Well there were twenty-five per bag for the old tubes, how many for these ones? I think they're about the same, it's pretty standard.
Doc: I'm pretty sure it's less. I'm just letting you know so that when you order next time, you get more than you normally would.
Me: Why don't you count them? The bags are in that drawer right there.
Doc (comes back with bag, shows it to me): See, it's less. (note: the bag is a clear ziplock type bag, and it takes about 5 seconds to count the tubes)
Me: How many are in that bag?
Doc (shows me bag again): I think it's around twenty.
Me: Did you count them?
Me: Why don't you count them?
Doc: *whisper whisper whisper whisper* Twenty-five.