Metric Lunch Box

Imagine the insults suffered by the dweeb forced by well-meaning parents to carry this lunch pail to school.

The objects children take to school can communicate messages. In the 1970s, the U.S. government encouraged more general use of the metric units of weight and measure, units that had been adopted in almost all other nations. To teach children about metric units, some parents purchased this lunch box.

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 23, 2020
     Category: Food | Government | Science | Bullying, Harassment, Outsiders, Persecuted, and Excluded Groups | Children | 1970s

I'd say the parents were the dweebs / bullies.

I was in England when they were converting to decimal money and had both systems going. As if the old system wasn't confusing enough to an outsider -- with quid, crowns, bob, guinea, thruppence, tanner, florin, ha'penny, sovereign, etc., etc. – there were now new shillings and new pence. Every purchase was an adventure.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/23/20 at 09:55 AM
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