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How are they going to fit "$12.79 9/10" on these signs?
At $10.00/gallon, the gas stations can darn well buy new pumps.But odds are the oil companies will coerce congress into finally making us all go metric so they can keep the same pumps and sell us gas starting at $2.50/liter but with plenty of room for more increases.
Apparently there is a critical shortage of the big '4's for the signs - and many are ordering '5's as well. Perhaps it will be a relief when they can re use the '1's and '0's as gas goes over $10 a gallon.IIRC, some stations did sell gas by the litre in the 70's for similar reasons.
BTW, the only remaining non-metric countries in the world are the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar (Burma), although the UK isn't really fully metric - IIRC they still use miles and MPH on the highways and still sell beer by the pint I'm told.
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