# I don't want the metric system anymore.

So today I'm trying to find this fucking roof hatch positioning based off of the architectural drawings and it tells me "5200 mm from grid line X, 1100 mm from grid line 13". I couldn't believe it, it's fucking bullshit. Why did we as Canadians adopt a metric system that forces you to measure distance by the thousandths? The U.S may be a steaming pile of Mexico but goddamnit do you ever use that imperial system beautifully.

Litres, Kilometres, Kilograms, fuck all of those things. Give me your inches, give me your miles and give me your gallons; I want it all.

Pecker measuring sounds better In mm

Jambo888 -

smarten up, you're a fucking Canadian.

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Jambo888 -

smarten up, you're a fucking Canadian.

Mihow - You're confusing small parts of Cali Texas and I assume New Mexico for the US

But you didn't call me a yank so i'll allow you to use gallons from now on
You know that I'd never hurt you on purpose, I'm just upset.

IDOHARM -
Jambo888 -

smarten up, you're a fucking Canadian.

Uhh... Just convert it to a more appropriate unit.

5200 mm = 520 cm = 5.2 m
1100 mm = 110 cm = 1.1 m

Just move the decimal over.

If a decimal system is a problem for you I suggest staying away from technical drawings altogether.

I will give you my inches anywhere you want them, IDH. I'm Canadian though, hope it's not a deal breaker

CoughSyrupOD -

Uhh... Just convert it to a more appropriate unit.

5200 mm = 520 cm = 5.2 m

1100 mm = 110 cm = 1.1 m

Just move the decimal over.
Goddamnit man, I'm a roofer not a scientist!

Invisible Lats Syndrome - If a decimal system is a problem for you I suggest staying away from technical drawings altogether.
You can't tell me what to do, you're not even my real dad.

MayorPirkle - I will give you my inches anywhere you want them, IDH. I'm Canadian though, hope it's not a deal breaker
I want your inches here and there,
I want your inches in a car,
I want your inches at a bar
I'll take those inches like a man

Raezor19 -

I guess we adapted it because the rest of the world did.....go to a US shipping yard and see if they deal in tons or kilos...

What the fuck with 50?? ft in a mile....I'll take everything divisible by tens any day...

I guess engineering equations are easier by tens.....I know both and I'm pretty sure you do too..multiply ft to meters by 3.28....

It's not even the fact that I can't convert the numbers, it's the fact that they could simply establish a distance using feet and inches. Why would I want to convert mm to m when I could get a straight answer right off of the fucking bat?! I don't have a metre stick in my tool bag, I have a tape measure that reads feet and inches really well that I enjoy for it's ease of use.

I'm a machinist so I really don't have a choice.

Just sayin'

CoughSyrupOD -

That was excellent.

CoughSyrupOD -

Uhh... Just convert it to a more appropriate unit.

5200 mm = 520 cm = 5.2 m

1100 mm = 110 cm = 1.1 m

Just move the decimal over.

Don't use centremetres, they're for school children. They're only 1 order of magnitude different to milimetres and people could confuse them. This is day one of shop class ffs.

stephen1547 -

Just sayin'

I read you loud and clear but I must say that I'm a fan of the way you go about measuring your objects.

IDOHARM -
CoughSyrupOD -

Uhh... Just convert it to a more appropriate unit.

5200 mm = 520 cm = 5.2 m

1100 mm = 110 cm = 1.1 m

Just move the decimal over.
Goddamnit man, I'm a roofer not a scientist!