I'd like half loaves of bread because I have never in my life finished a whole loaf before it goes stale or molds. And don't say "put it in the freezer" because then it's only good for toast.
I don't remember all the details, plus there was math involved (which explains my mental block), but this was an argument when I was growing up about how screwed we would be if we converted to the metric system; how they could charge us the same, or more, but we'd get less product, since metric sizes were smaller than imperial - or whatever the hell system it is we use.
Still wonder why we don't - but there'd be a lot of confusion. It's 21 degrees out - and that's ok. You weigh 120 kilograms - honey you have to LOSE WEIGHT. Sir, did you know you were doing 88? Yes, officer - that's the same as 55 mph.
And so on. Mile long races. It's not impossible - but we have to change how we think about stuff.
Fortunately we already do metric in lots of things like science. You do your pills in milligrams, but we still measure recipes in teaspoons.
We do races by 100 meter, 200 meter - but horse races are in miles and furlongs.
22# bag yesterday. $45!!!!
Well...since most of our (SGI and my company) systems are exported to shipyards the world over.....we have to deliver everything in metric units. You know..because that is what the rest of the entire world uses. That.Lah de dah. I don't notice any of them being a global superpower or revolutionizing anything of note.
Probably that metric system makes them lazy and dumb.
They have been doing that for a long time. I don't notice any more 12oz than previous, and I still see all the same 1lb packages as before (though about a buck more expensive per package).For your consideration ...
Anyone notice there are some bacon brands now selling in 12oz packaging?