Just before going to sleep last night I was ranting to my husband about over allocation of rivers worldwide (I’m sure he brought it up). He quickly broke through my rant with the following exchange:
Me: ….and it’s only because the states aren’t using their full allocations that it’s not an environmental disaster……do you know what an acre-foot is?
Him: “Yeah, it’s when you drop a heavy brick on your foot and you say “ahhh my aching foot”.
Me: Dissolves into laughter
Him: “I thought you needed a gigglelitre”
PS. For those who care – one million acre-feet of water is equivilant to 1233.5 gigalitres