Give or take one thousand

by Volker Weber

Dude: Remember that barge that was right on the horizon of the beach on Sunday?
Chick: Yeah, why?
Dude: How far away do you think it was?
Chick: I have no clue. A thousand feet, maybe?
Male passenger: Actually, the horizon at sea level is six to eight miles away.
Chick: So, less than a thousand feet?

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She was clearly making a statement against Imperial units - they are a relict and nobody should need to know the relationship between mile and foot or even try and apply some common sense.

Great flame bait, I'd think :)

Frank L. Quednau, 2007-08-28

Now I feel like a chick... :(

Daniel Haferkorn, 2007-08-28

wonder if its swedish miles just to make it even more confusing.

Flemming Riis, 2007-08-28

Frank, during my exchange year in the US I had to hold a presentation on my research in front of the class that was welcome to comment it afterwards. One chick said:

"He held a great presentation, but it was weird he used metres because that makes everything so difficult."

Yeah, right.

Philipp Sury, 2007-08-29

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