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63. Grocery Shopping
Kim was a housekeeper for a family in
Hills. One morning when she went to work,
found a note from her boss. The note
her to go to the supermarket and pick
a few things. There was a list of
Kim was supposed to buy. The note surprised
. She had only been a housekeeper for a
and had never been asked to go shopping
. Kim didn't even know where the nearest grocery
was. She also didn't know how to drive.
the note also told her that the boss's
would take her to the market. There was
a $50 bill.
Once at the market Kim
through looking for the items on her list.
was confused though. The list read "one pound
apples". Kim had purchased one kilogram of apples
never a pound. In her country, they used
metric system. She wasn't sure if a pound
more or less than a kilogram. Kim decided
ask one of the grocery workers. The grocery
was kind and explained that a pound was
half a kilogram.
"I wouldn't worry about it
. Just use the scale," the grocery worker. Kim
to the scale and was happy to see
the scales didn't use the metric system she
used to. Kim weighed a pound of apples
put it in the shopping cart.
on the list was a gallon of milk.
wasn't sure how much a gallon was. She
used to buying a liter of milk. There
also no way to weigh a liter of
. She was glad that the milk containers were
. She just wished the U.S. used the metric