Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Darn Metric System!

Don't get me wrong. I'm a scientist at head and I LOVE the metric system and hate the fact that the US is still on the other one. However, in practice, Celsius is terrible. There just isn't enough granularity in 1% difference between water freezing and boiling. I can't set my office temperature to a comfortable 69 degrees F. I can only set it to whole integers of Celsius: 20 C (too cold) or 21 C (too hot). I feel like Goldielocks without the Mama-Bear porridge.

Which reminds me of another funny travel factoid: the microwave oven in my new corporate townhouse has an automatic setting for porridge.

You mean the "Baby-Bear" porridge. Baby-Bear was the "just right". Hmm, Freudian slip, I say. So the oven says "porridge" and not "jook"?
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