But, you're calling us crazy metric system users!?!? Hah! WE are right, YOU are crazy. The future is metric
Haha, too right, I've never known anything BUT metric. But they're right, how crazy is it to have all measurement units synchronized in denominations of ten for easy calculations, as opposed to "how many yards in a mile, how many ounces in a pound? etc..." :lol: I guess some people prefer to take the more difficult route and work their math skills.
I grew up with the imperial system until my country converted to the metric system in my early adulthood in the 1970s. While I now think naturally in metric for some things (eg, temperatures, driving speeds, fluid volumes), I'm still stuck with thinking more naturally in imperial for some other things, such as distances in miles, and personal measurements like feet/inches and stones/pounds -- which is why I keep my ticker in pounds (also in line with the overwhelming practice on this board) rather than kilos, despite coming from a metric country. But what a lot of time we spent in primary school practising to add/subtract/multiply/divide hierarchically-expressed quantities like yards/feet/inches or stones/pounds/ounces (although it probably made us much more adept at manual arithmetic) -- not to mention the time wasted on arcane measurement units like bushels, hundredweights, short tons, long tons, chains, links, rods, poles and perches!
As far as I know, you can still buy things like imperial spanners and nuts and bolts to use on US-derived or pre-metric equipment. Apart from that, the antiquated imperial system is totally out of public life.
But has the conversion been worth the minor inconvenience to "in-betweeners" like yours truly? Absolutely!