I remember when one of my elementary teachers
taught us about the metric system
and she said that someday the United States
would catch up with the rest of the world
and go to meters, liters and grams.
So I figured that when I became really old,
maybe twenty-five or thirty,
we’d be using the metric system.
Now, I’m about as old as Grandma was then
and we’re still speaking feet, quarts and pounds.