|everal years ago, a major U.S. city constructed a large, new post office at the cost of several million dollars. On the day of its opening, the state governor made a speech, the bands played, and the people cheered. It was quite a celebration!
But when the first person entered to mail a letter, to the embarrassment of the engineers, they discovered that in the rush to meet the deadline, the letter drop had been overlooked.
Here was a costly new post office, but no place to mail a letter! A slight omission, but it negated the very reason for the building’s existence.