At Lander Alarms in Cambridge we had a trainee storeman whom i asked to get me in some copper pins for a CC Wire door panel. He asked, how many do you need? I said about 500 would keep me going for a good while.
Anyhow I had a call a few days later, the panel pins were in.
He directed me to a loaded pallet on the floor and said there you go. He had only ordered 500 Kilograms of copper panel pins! There was probably about 2 million pins in that lot, poor ol Eddy. I nearly wet myself with laughter apparently the delivery lorry had to be a special with a fork lift truck on the back.