Thursday, December 31, 2009

This Will make you smile, #4

I have found that one of the annoying things about international travel is having to deal with the metric system. I thought the whole world had given up on using it at about the same time the US did.....sometime after 1976 when I finished 4th grade math.

But no......not so! We had to do lots of conversions, especially when it came to figuring out the temperature and ultimately, at what point our brains were going to cook in the Liberian heat.....but alas, that's another post....

Anyway, as we were leaving Liberia and waiting to check our bags at the Monrovia airport, I noticed that the scales the agents were using displayed kilograms not pounds.

Worried that our bags might weigh too much, I turned to Will and said, "How do we convert pounds to kilograms again?"

"Okay, Mom....you first divide by the temperature in Hong Kong. Then subtract the number of characters in the Greco-Roman alphabet. And finally, invert that number, reverse the first digit with the second-to-last and multiply by π. Got it, Mom?"


"Errrr........yeah. Got it, Will."



4 comments:

jim dixon said...

Will always has the right answer.
JTD

jena said...

Some day I may just call him and say... make me laugh. I bet he would come through!

Joe and Melissa said...

I just stumbled onto your blog and find it quite delightful : ) hope you have a happy new year!

Johnson said...

cracks me up!