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metric system?
« on: August 14, 2004, 02:50:49 PM »
I am thinking of practicing law in Canada, but I fear the metric system.  When I drive down the highway and see 100 km/h signs, I hit the gas to go 100 mph and get pulled over every time.  When I see that gas is 89 cents a "litre," I get excited and start filling up the tank, and then realize something is not right.

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2004, 02:53:45 PM »
No offense, but if you can't adjust to that, how will you adjust to law school?

You can handle it.  Just think 5/8's

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2004, 02:57:17 PM »
yeah, i experienced the same thing when I was living in the states.  One good part though .. when you get a ticket, you just pay the fine and drive off.  nothing on the record or anything.

Anyways, I found the hardest thing was the money.  Your bills all look the same to me.  People would get pissed at me cause I'd be standing at the registrar counting my cash forever.  oh well ... things you have to deal with i guess

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2004, 02:58:56 PM »
No offense, but if you can't adjust to that, how will you adjust to law school?

You can handle it.  Just think 5/8's

ps - 60 mph = 100 kph ... and the gas is pretty much the same price with free trade and all (cept your country has a habit of going to war over it and imports it a tad bit cheaper than other countries but that's another topic i suppose)

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2004, 03:03:32 PM »
Hey, watch it.  Some of my best friends have gone to war over oil.   ;D

No offense, but if you can't adjust to that, how will you adjust to law school?

You can handle it.  Just think 5/8's

ps - 60 mph = 100 kph ... and the gas is pretty much the same price with free trade and all (cept your country has a habit of going to war over it and imports it a tad bit cheaper than other countries but that's another topic i suppose)

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2004, 03:05:48 PM »
sorry jeff ...

it wasn't a comment on weither it was right or wrong.  i didn't mean to piss you off if i did.

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2004, 03:14:30 PM »
You didn't.  It was sarcasm.  Did I leave out the smiley face?

sorry jeff ...

it wasn't a comment on weither it was right or wrong.  i didn't mean to piss you off if i did.

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2004, 03:27:38 PM »
no, i figured as much ... just checking  ;D

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2004, 03:29:03 PM »
The Canadian Ketchup chips are pretty good too.  Why don't they have those in the US?

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2004, 03:33:23 PM »
no, i figured as much ... just checking  ;D

Are you Canadian?  Is it true Canadians are ridiculously polite?