100 Exchange Rates
This is the 100th of these diatribes since retirement. Big deal. It’s about time and money.
The aphorism: Time is Money.
If so, then money may also be time.
In any case, we should have an exchange rate.
An acquaintance recently returned from what she described as a “…three week vacation in
The Department Of Important Statistics, (fondly known as “DOIS,” which is pronounced “DOIZ, except in
The rate for
This can get a bit confusing.
And it’s kind of anti-intuitive. For example, we think of the British as slower moving than we are. But since the minute is worth only 30 seconds, the British move much faster than we do.
It’s equally confusing in
The Italian Lira was even more confusing. Thank goodness the Italians had the good sense to adopt the EU standard. Makes it much easier to deal with them.
Now, we get to serious complications. For example, speeding on the road. If the speed limit is, say, 90 KPH or 60 MPH, in
Parking is also a problem. Two hour parking limit in the
There are no more 60 second radio or TV commercials anymore, so there’s no sense evaluating THAT situation.
Total nonsense, right? Wrong. There are going to be experts peddling this stuff in your lifetime. Well, maybe not experts. But guys who bill themselves as experts and who will have “invented” a new “science,” something along the lines of Economics or Sociology and equally …. Um… useful.
It’s a natural.
I'm Wes Richards, my opinions are my own, but you're welcome to them.
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