Have you ever been laughed at like you are an idiot? Today, I was.
Just to give you a little background, I was born and brought up in India and moved to US when I was age 22. I have lived here for over 12 years now.
The faucet in my apartment needed a 5/8" adapter. So I asked the store manager how do you measure 5/8th of an inch. He laughed hard like I was an idiot.
In my mind, I was thinking I should divide 5 with 8 which equals 0.625. But, how do I measure 0.625 inch on a ruler!!!! I was dead confused.
Later I found out that, in imperial system, you take measurements in fractions instead of millimeters. This is a new learning for me as my early education was in metric system.
Here is the moral of the story:
𝙉𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙟𝙪𝙙𝙜𝙚 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙣𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙤𝙧 𝙘𝙧𝙖𝙯𝙮 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝.
𝙎𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙮, 𝙞𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙟𝙪𝙙𝙜𝙚𝙙, 𝙙𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙖𝙛𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙩.