The joys of being a 90’s baby…lol….I just randomly started singing his theme song at work so I figured he was special enough to devote a post to.
*Click the picture to hear his theme song in case you forgot it.
Big Fat Whale highlights the work of the Metric Resistance… It may be hard to imagine but I consistently find myself coming up against this issue. I think technically the UK became metric somewhere in the 1970s. True that 100 pence gives you just one pound and petrol is sold at outrageous prices by the litre. I suspect that this is simply because the measures of volume used by the imperial system are greater.
However, the use of miles still confuses me - in the sense of, why is it still in use? Speak to a regular driver in the UK and they express surprise that somehow using miles is not a completely logical and obvious system. Some drivers actually believe that a kilometre is longer than a mile but equally I suspect this is a confusion brought about because speed measured in kilometres per hour (kph) are higher values for the equivalent speed measures in miles per hour (mph) - that’s my theory anyway.
The motives for stores to sell by the kilogram is because they have to but by making the price per pound still figure prominently this produces a smaller price (even if ultimately the same amount of a product is being bought for the same price).
All of this suggests that retailers play on general ignorance regarding weights, measures, volumes, speed, distance, etc, etc. The sort of things that I thought were taught in primary schools.
So role on the Metric Resistance - let’s make all of this less confusing with a single simpler logical system.
“Gee, maybe we should try the neutering device later.” -Rocko’s Modern Life 01x02
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