I know, I know. I've never used imperial measurementts. I was schooled using metric, and that is the system I've always used.
I've been doing a lot of DIY recently, and this issue has really hit home. It isn't always possible to turn the tape around to get the metric side closest to the thing being measured. Grrr!
metric only tape measures are at least sold by mail order (unfortunately I've never seen one in a DIY store..)
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