By Makeitdance / Sunday 11 May 2014 14:46 / United States - Pleasanton
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  lfrider92  |  21

I read an article about a year ago that said subway was getting sued because their foot long was only 11 inches. I'm not sure if this is true or not, but it wouldn't surprise me

  Stazza11  |  27

They did indeed get sued, but they have since gone over their procedure for baking bread and apparently they are now up to standard... I highly doubt it though.

  liketenpandas  |  6

dude demigod every comment you make is the most insulting and annoying comment you could possibly make. please either change your ways or suffer the wrath of the entire FML community...

  ksks1234  |  33

22--If I went to anywhere besides the US, I would not be completely sure how big an approximately 15cm sub would be. I would obviously know it is 15 cm, but I would not be able to precisely visualize the size without the person showing me.

  brand125  |  17

#22, what 3 means is the customer might not have known how long 6 inches visually looked like, alot of the world uses the metric system, so telling me something is x amount of inches could mean nothing to me if i dont know how long 1 inch looks like (edit other people said it first)..

  tj4234  |  35

Even outside of the US it's quite common for places like subway to refer to their products as 6 inch subs, or foot long. Here in the uk we use cm instead of inches, but, still know what a 6 inch sub is.

  Daaaan  |  13

Its actually really not hard to convert inches to cm. 1 inch is approx. 2.5 cm.
That should actually be common knowledge as inches are also used in metric countries quite often. (for example for TV screens or car wheels)

  xNephilim  |  18

I had some issues with that when I first moved to the US from Germany. I still have trouble visualizing lengths in inches, so now I visualize in terms of subway sandwiches. It's weird but it helps, haha.

  liketenpandas  |  6

I personally don't have a problem with neither metric nor imperial, I just use imperial more often because it's the standard in the US, but that wouldn't mean I couldn't get by just as easily with cm or mm, I use plenty of metric measurements when i work on my car, since it's Japanese, and it helps to have that extra knowledge handy :)

  Enslaved  |  36

No big deal. Some people just need a visual.
Example: Where I work, we have an 8 ounce steak. I could be a smart ass and tell them "Half a pound" duh! but people want me to show them using my hands how big it is? I tell them a deck of cards is about 3 ounce. That usually helps.

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