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Attention to Coffee Pot Detail

I just read a good reminder about the importance of attention to detail. It is a bit like the proverb For Want of a Nail:

For want of a nail a horseshoe was lost,
for want of a horseshoe a horse went lame,
for want of a horse a rider never got through,
for want of a rider a message never arrived,
for want of a message an army was never sent,
for want of an army a battle was lost,
for want of a battle a war was lost,
for want of a war a kingdom fell

That’s another way of also saying A stitch in time saves nine! And from the New York Times, we learn of the importance of airline coffee pots and how they effect travel. The title of the article is For Want of a Coffeepot, Your Flight is Delayed.

The article tells us that if the coffee pots are not working, the flight gets delayed. I understand the importance of coffee, but doesn’t that seem a bit extreme?

In fact, it’s not the lack of coffee that delays flights, it’s the possible reason that the coffee pot is not working. It may be the cause/effect of an electrical problem.

These pots range from a cost of $7000-$21,000 because they have to be able to withstand turbulence and include specially approved Federal Aviation Administration safety features that include circuit breakers and wiring insulation against on board fires.

So, the next time you get on an airplane and see that coffeemaker, remember how important it is to the flight. When the flight attendant asks you if you want coffee… be thankful that all is good!


Next is an historical reminder from Our Daily Bread of the importance in a Divotional titled The Wrong Horseshoe.

And for pic o’ day, I couldn’t decide… so I am posting two-fer-Monday!  The first is a different kind of “best day ever” and the second is the joy of pool days.


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