A bank officer heard this explanation for a farmers money troubles:
"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 woolclip 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 kilometres. Now I'm too far out of town for anyone to buy the stinking place!!"