Tales from the Cutting Counter: A middle-aged woman approached the counter. It was obvious she was thinking and trying to formulate a question. She looked a little overwhelmed. "I have a question," she said. She hesitated, and chuckled a little. "How many yards in a foot?" I grinned, and said, "None." Before I could go on and explain the whole inches-feet-yards thing to her, with a surprised look on her face, she said, "Really!?!"