It was said that an Australian bank officer heard the following explanation from a farmer who has money problems:
It all started back in 1966 when they changed pounds to dollars, me bloomin’ overdraft doubles. Then they brought in kilograms instead of pounds and me wool clip dropped by half. Then they changed rain to millimeters and we haven’t had a inch of rain since. They brought in Celsius and it never got over 40; no wonder me wheat wouldn’t grow. Then they changed acres to hectares and I end up with half the land I had. By this time I’d had it and decided to sell out. I got the place in the agent’s hands when they changed from miles to kilometers. Now I’m too far out of town for anyone to buy the stinking place!!
Source: Just saw it in my inbox today.