The next time someone pooh-poohs proofreading, show him this story.
New York City transit officials printed 80,000 subway maps that listed the wrong minimum cost of a pay-per-ride card—$4.50 instead of $5. Recently, the city’s transit authority hiked the price for the card by 50 cents.
Officials reportedly panicked and pulled the maps.
According to the New York Post
, the fare for correcting the mistake: $250,000.
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