Ticks, Balls, and Nipples


I was sitting at my desk when my wife happened to walk by.  I held up a measuring tape for her to look at and asked, “Do you think the smallest tick is the same size as the ball bearing from the nipples?”

“What?!” she said.  “I didn't understand a single word in that sentence!”

I keep losing the tiny ball bearing from bottle nipples for feeding small animals when I clean the bottles, and the nipples are not cheap, so I was looking into ordering a bag of ball bearings, and I was trying to ask my wife if she thought the ball bearings were size 1/16 inch.