Almost Good Enough
If 99.9% is good enough, then....
$761,900 will be spent in the next 12 months on tapes and compact disks that won't play.
$9,690 will be spent each day and into the future on unsafe sporting equipment.
1,314 phone calls will be misplaced by telecommunications services every minute.
103,260 income tax returns will be processed incorrectly this year.
107 incorrect medical procedures will be performed today.
114,500 mismatched pairs of shoes will be shipped this year.
12 babies will be given to the wrong parents every day.
14,208 defective personal computers will be shipped this year.
18,322 pieces of mail will be mishandled in the next hour.
2 million documents will be lost by the IRS this year.
2 plane landings at Chicago O'Hare will be unsafe.
2,488,200 books will be shipped in the next 12 months with the wrong cover.
20,000 incorrect drug prescriptions will be written in the next 12 months.
22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next 60 minutes.
268,500 defective tires will be shipped this year.
291 pacemaker operations will be performed incorrectly this year.
3,056 copies of tomorrow's Wall Street Journal will be missing one of three sections.
5,517,200 cases of soft drinks will be shipped flat this year.
55 malfunctioning automatic teller machines will be installed in the next year.
811,000 faulty rolls of 35mm film will be loaded this year.
880,000 credit cards will be produced with incorrect magnetic strips.