Friday, November 6, 2009

When 99.9% Is Not Good Enough

I ran across this several years ago and still find it thought provoking and true. In our line of work do we give our clients 100% or do we settle for 99.9%.

If 99.9% Is Good Enough, Then . . .

12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

114,500 mismatched pairs of shoes will be shipped/year.

18,322 pieces of mail will be mishandled/hour.

2,000,000 documents will be lost by the IRS this year.

2.5 million books will be shipped with the wrong covers.

Two planes landing at Chicago's O'Hare airport will be unsafe every day.

315 entries in Webster's dictionary will be misspelled.

20,000 incorrect drug prescriptions will be written this year.

880,000 credit cards in circulation will turn out to have incorrect
cardholder information on their magnetic strips.

103,260 income tax returns will be processed incorrectly during the year.

5.5 million cases of soft drinks produced will be flat.

291 pacemaker operations will be performed incorrectly.

3,056 copies of tomorrow's Wall Street Journal will be missing one of the
three sections.

Larry Gray, Realtor

Homes of Distinction
4222 S. Florida Ave
Lakeland, Fl 33813

(863) 205-8420 Cell
(863) 701-2386 Fax

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