Random…Random…things that confuse and bug me. Let me explain.
The fact gasoline is sold in the United States for $3.98 and 9/10 per gallon. What! Seriously, can we drop the 9/10 already. We don’t have currency that is 9/10 of anything! It all gets rounded up. It’s an enigma to me. If the gasoline companies need to make it $3.99 a gallon just do it already. Sheesh! Who do they think they are fooling? If anyone is reading this outside of the United States are you charged per currency unit and 9/10? Weird I tell you.
Why is wine in the United States sold in liter/milliliter bottle volumes but wineries are taxed for their wine sales in gallons? Hmmm.
Why are eggs most commonly sold as a dozen, beer as a six-pack and hot dog/bun counts always mismatched?
In regards to Las Vegas or other gambling venues, you’ve heard of so many people winning money or breaking even that those establishments should be in bankruptcy. However, you lose money everytime you go there.
The act of religiously checking our egg cartons before purchasing to make sure none of the eggs have broken, however we never check our flimsy light bulb boxes. I’ve come home with three broken bulbs recently. It never dawned on me to check, but those eggs, I never forget.
Soda is sold in liter bottles but cans of the same product are measured in ounces.
Why does the three second rule for food fallen on the floor increase when what has fallen is desirable?
In matters of money and finance you are more likely to get overcharged than undercharged.
And my ultimate peeve, why is the United States still not using the Metric System like the rest of the world?!
I know I’m sweating the small stuff here but it’s strange, strange, strange and annoying.