if you’ve ever handled real 2x4s,you sort of already know this. 2×4 lumber doesn’t exactly measure up, in the “real world”, does it? We’ve learned to accommodate for the difference, and all, but we all know to expect we’re being cheated a little, a few fractions of an inch, maybe, this time, but we know. We grow too accustomed to the fact that we’re going to be cheated by a few fractions of an inch, and that’s just the way business is conducted around here, and let’s get on with the business of making a little money for ourselves. It’s the way of the world, and if you want to find your place in it, you just accept the realities, and move on. The world is going to keep moving on, whether you choose to participate in its lies or not.