You know what Mason said to Dixon, "You've got to draw the line somewhere."
Our Saviour, God, J.M. Boice, p. 40.
A factory manager found that production was being hampered by the tardiness of his
people returning from the lunch hour. When the whistle blew few were at their machines. He
posted a sign by the suggestion box offering a cash award for the best answer to this
question: "What should we do to ensure that every man will be inside the factory when
the whistle blows?" Many suggestions were submitted, and the one that was selected
solved the problem. But the manager, a man with a sense of humor, liked this one best,
though he could not use it: "Let the last man in blow the whistle."
What you'd get if 99% were good enough:
No phone service for 15 minutes each day.
1.7 million pieces of first class mail lost each day.
35,000 newborn babies dropped by doctors or nurses each year
200,000 people getting the wrong drug prescriptions each year
Unsafe drinking water three days a year.
Three misspelled words on the average page of type.
2 million people would die from food poisoning each year.
Every day a man used to walk by a jewelry store, stop and set his watch by the big
clock in the window. One day the jeweler happened to be standing in his doorway. He
greeted the man in a friendly way and said; "I see you set your watch by my clock.
What kind of work do you do that demands such correct time each day?" "I'm the
watchman at the plant down the street," said the man. "My job is to blow the
five o'clock whistle." The jeweler was startled. "But...you can't do that,"
he blurted out. "I set my clock by your whistle!"