How My Doctor's Office Torments Me by Using the Metric System
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
I dread getting on the scales but what's even worse is getting on the scales at my doctor's office. You see, they only measure in kilograms--never pounds. In fact, you can't even have the machine convert your weight to pounds. It is simply set to kilograms. Bottom line: you have to do the math yourself. Now mind you, I said when I was in grade school that I did not have to really ever learn or know the metric system because I'm American, and we don't use the metric system. Fast forward four decades later and my doctor's office is tormenting me with the damned scales. How? Because I have to mentally remember or write the number of kilograms I weight and then get back to a computer to convert the number of kilograms into pounds using a conversion calculator (thank you, Internet).
At my last weigh, I was 139.8 kg. If ONLY that were pounds. Nicely done. Then comes the conversion and the sobering reality times 2.2 equals pounds. Dammit! 308.20 pounds. I hate you, metric system!