If 99% is good enough then…

Some of you may have seen this before as it has been around a long time. However, I thought it would serve as a reminder to all of us how important it is that that we strive to always do our best and give our best.

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
  • 3056 copies of tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal will be missing one of the three sections


This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Michelle and Michele

    WOW…never thought about it that way! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Amanda

    Thanks for sharing this Rachel! I’m with Michelle…WOW!

  3. Dena Ellis

    I think this is a great reminder for us to give 100% everyday! Love it Rachel! 🙂

  4. JULIE

    I would be pretty upset if I bought a flat drink, BUT I would be even more upset if my pacemaker was put in wrong?!?!?! Haha

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