Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Metric Height

All right, Timothy Belmont does not expect any degree of sympathy on this one. I was asked for my height by a physician this afternoon. Naturally I replied in feet and inches.

The doctor asked me what that was in metres. Ha!

How should I know? The sooner we get rid of this euro-nonsense, the better. If pounds and inches are good enough for the United States of America, they are good enough for me.

I responded with my best guess, to the nearest metre.


Anonymous said...

The physician was being very "metriculous"! About 1 metre 7 centimetres methinks, your Lordship?

Anonymous said...

1 metre 70 centimetres, give or take an inch!