Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 29: Useless Ruler

G, being an engineer, measures everything down to the .0000001 inch. For example, I'll say, "How big are the openings on our bookcase?" and instead of answering, "about a foot," he'll say, "11 3/16 inches."

So I don't know why we ever had a bendy ruler with haphazard 1/8"-wide tick marks.



  1. by trash you mean recycling, right? I'm enthused by the use of Goodwill though.

  2. I'm assuming it's a polycarbonate which means, best-case, it's a #7 -- not curbside, so I'd need to drive it to the recycling center to drop it off. At some point you have to weigh in the emissions and gas it would require to drive a six-inch ruler to the recycling center.