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December 2010
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Mama Deb [userpic]
*Headdesk*

One of the agents just asked me, and I am not making this up, "How many centimeters are in a meter?"

She's European.

This tops the two times I've been asked when the next leap year was. Barely. (Although one did ask for a formula. Me: "Can you divide the year by four?"

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But, see. This person was born and educated in Europe. Which is why it's surprising. It's something one would think she'd know in her bones, the way I know inches and feet and yards. The way I still translate "meter" as "a bit more than a yard, and close enough for most cases" in my head.