Ignoring the System

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Most of you are aware that in Canada they use the metric system. Actually, the only countries that don’t use the metric system are the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar. My next vacation is going to take place in Liberia or Myanmar, just so you know. I don’t want to be a complainer, but the metric system is so hard to get used to. The only thingĀ  that I like is the band, Metric, and they aren’t even part of the system (but they are from Canada).

Gas always seems so cheap when I look at the prices– “$1.10 a gallon?!…oh wait LITERS.” I think it’s fine to measure soda in liters. And that’s pretty much the extent of it. Plus, the more you use liters, the more chances that some loser will spell it “litres” and I hate nothing more than the letter ‘r’ sneaking before the ‘e’. Get in line ‘r’!

The speed is always in kilometers. For awhile I thought Canada was really lenient and let everyone go super fast. NOPE. Luckily I have a kilometer gauge in my car, granted it’s below the mph gauge, but at least its there. Miles are clearly the best and most powerful and that’s why they’re on top (not because we got our car in the States or anything…).

I can usually look past those other defaults. The measurement I have the most trouble with is degrees Celsius. I refuse to acknowledge it’s existence. It makes no sense that on the hottest day of the year the temperature would be 45 degrees. Just no. It does make sense however, that in Celsius terms, freezing is at 0. That’s fine. I will give you that. But I will not allow people to say “Oh, it’s so nice out today. I love 20 degree weather!” No, no you don’t. No one loves 20 degree weather except for polar bears and Inuits.

Final note: I had to ask the guy who worked at the meat counter to convert my ground beef from kilograms to pounds. He secretly judged me. Actually, he was really nice and taught me how to convert it, but still. UGH.