I was just thinking about how glad I was that the decimal system was in place.
With the wonderful zero, 10 mm conveniently make a cm, 100 cm make a metre and all of that – how beautifully easy. No more thoughts of 12 inches to a foot, and complicated measurements for yards and miles.
Coming to weight – no pounds and ounces. Only grams and kilograms. Count in tens; everybody’s happy. Leave all the peculiar twelves and other such-likes out.
Sure, the world is a simpler place with the decimal system, but there’s one thing that had better stay old-fashioned and not become happily divisible by ten.
And that’s a week. Unless I get a five-day week and a five-day weekend, I’m happy with an odd, non-decimal, seven-day week, thank you very much.