As I was assembling a generator at work today I was reminded just how much I dislike the metric system. I don’t like it, I didn’t like it thirty years ago when they tried to make us use it in grade school, and I won’t like it in the future, either. It works well for measuring distances, in particular when those distances are large and rounded to tens, but it is miserable for measuring in small increments, and it is miserable for measuring weight. It is God-awful for woodworking and carpentry, as much of the time the measurements become incremental. And while I’m on the subject, it kind of sucks for mechanical use as well.
So I will continue to use the Imperial system. It is a superior system for woodworking, carpentry, and every day, real-world usage. Nobody on Earth will convince me that the metric system does a better job. It doesn’t. So all of you astrophysicists and mechanical engineers out there can do what you will, but you’re all just going to have to get over the fact that the metric system doesn’t work in the small scale applications that most woodworkers deal with. Get over it! If you’re all that bored why don’t you measure the distance between Proxima Centauri and your asses.