Katie and I were heading to the store.
Katie: Maybe I should have worn more layers.
Me: Yeah, it is cold. The car says it is 40, but it feels more like 32.
Katie (Checking the weather on her phone): This says it feels like 31 so you are close.
Me: I knew it felt like it was freezing out there.
Katie: In Celsius it is 4 degrees, but feels like -1.
Me: I don’t think in Celsius, but it does feel like it is -1.
Katie: I had to get used to using Celsius when I was telling people from other countries what the temperature was, so I am used to it. I think our generation will be the one that changes us over to the metric system.
Me: I don’t think that will happen, we were told the same thing when we were young.
Katie: Yeah, but we were taught the metric system in school.
Me: So were we.
Katie: Well, in science class, we only used the metric system, so we were more immersed in it.
Me: That is the same for us. We used only the metric system in science as well.
Katie: I thought the Challenger blowing up was much later.
Me: What does that have to do with anything?
Katie: They forgot to convert something into metric and that caused it to blow up.
Me: It was an O-ring that caused the shuttle to blow up. That is like a rubber washer and that happened when I was in school.
Katie (looking on her phone): Oh it was the Mars Climate Orbiter in 1999. My teacher told us that because of this, they started using metric in science classes.
Me: Well, she was mistaken. We were taught the metric system and they also taught us Roman numerals.
Katie: They spent maybe 10 minutes teaching us about Roman numerals and my band director went off on that when we did not know when a piece of music was written, because we could not decipher the date.