This story reminds me of the moron who took a yardstick to bed with him so he could see how long he slept!
When the door got fixed this week, it also got a new coat of paint. The carpenter told me that the paint store mixed up too much. So I decided to head on down there and buy some of it. It is a custom color and I need some to touch up some of the windows.
So I get there and sure enough, he had almost a gallon left. I told him I wanted two liters of it. He proceeds to rummage around the shop and found an old 12" ruler. He then proceeded to stick it into the pail of paint, down to the bottom. He pulled it out and announced that there were 2.5 liters in the pail and then carefully dumped out 1/2 liter! I bought the rest.
Only in Mexico would they measure a liquid with a stick!