One of the witty jokes circulated on e-mail (author unknown)
Financial troubles of an Aussie farmer explained:
“It all started back in 1966 when they changed from pounds to dollars. My demand overdraft doubled. Then they brought in kilograms instead of pounds -my wool clip dropped by half.”
“Then they changed rainfall to milli meters and we haven’t had an inch of rain since. They brought in Celsius and it never got over 40 degrees. No wonder my wheat wouldn’t grow.”
“They then changed acres to hectares and I ended up with half of the land I had. By this time I’d had it and decided to sell out my farm.”
“I just got the place listed when they changed from miles to kilometres. Now I’m almost double the distance from town for anyone to buy my farm”.