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RE: driving on the right - no audi content at all
From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Igor Kessel
>When I visited Britain a month ago, I spent 11
>absolutely wonderfull days in a Metric Paradise.
Where were you?
Petrol is sold in litres but fuel consumption is miles per gallon.
Draught beer is sold in pints but canned beer is in litres.
Many things are labeled in a combination of both metric and imperial
To annoy people who can't relate to it,
I buy materials in metric measurements but estimate in feet and inches (thats
about 2 foot 6 inches etc).
I still convert prices back to pounds, shillings and pence.
' Petrol at 70 pence a litre? Thats 3 pounds 3 shillings and 8 pence a gallon,
I remember when it was less than 5 shillings for a gallon of 5 star'
(that was 5/- for people who remember).
I witnessed this in a DIY store last month
Customer 'My husband told me to buy a gallon of this but its in litres, how
much do I need?'
Checkout girl ' I dunno, we never did gallons at school'
It was painful to see that two managers didnt know either, so as I was in a
hurry I told them.
When I worked in Belgium, I couldnt work out what the road signs that read
1/15 and 16/31 meant. Turned out that because the roads were narrow, to aid
traffic flow road side parking was alternated in each half of the month. Days
1 to 15 you could park on one side of the road, days 16 to 31 on the other
side. I had to ask what happened at midnight on 15/16, did every body move
their cars? I was told, No, we are allowed a couple of days to change, and I
could well believe it, having seen a college triple park her car and return 2
hours later to find all the other cars had gone and the rush hour traffic was
passing on all sides of it. Ignoring the traffic, she walked nonchalantly to
the drivers door, got in and drove off.
Sorry - first time through I missed the :)
88 Ur quattro