[–] Hitchens 7 points (+7|-0)

I didn't learn the metric system tell I started taking drugs. Don't ever let people tell you drugs make you stupid! I learned math because of drugs.

In highschool on the first day of a math class, the teacher gave us a quiz. He told us it wasn't going to count for any marks, it was just to give him an idea of what our skills were like. Most of the test was a basic test of skills.
But one question asked 'how many grams in an ounce'. I live in a Metric country. I didn't think anything about it at the time.

A few years later I found out that he asked that so he could find out which students were into drugs. Because there was no other reason for a kid our age to know that, not here.
He was right.

[–] Hitchens 3 points (+3|-0)

few years later I found out that he asked that so he could find out which students were into drugs

Only reason I know ounces and grams. I would of been caught! That and I was dumb and thought I was being sneaky at lunch. I’m sure a simple sniff test would of been faster then a math test in my case.

Oh that same teacher caught me with the sniff test more than a few times.
He would make comments/jokes that told me he knew, but he never directly said anything about it.

I found out after I graduated that he was high in class almost as often as I was. I ran into him after I graduated, we ended up smoking a joint and he told me many crazy stories.

[–] PhunkyPlatypus 4 points (+4|-0)

We use kilograms at work when weighing stuff. It's sort of standard to write 0.6 Kg, although I've raised a few eyebrows writing 600 grams.

[–] [Deleted] 4 points (+4|-0)

I'm old enough to remember when the US was going to convert to the metric system.

[–] Dii_Casses 2 points (+2|-0)

We still are, technically. They just killed the funding meant to spur the transition.

[–] [Deleted] 1 points (+1|-0)

Really? I did not know that.
You learn something new every day.

[–] Justintoxicated 1 points (+1|-0)

So Breaking Bad technically qualifies as a story about the metric system in America?