Pretend you need to build a road. You need 100,000 kilograms of powdered cement to do the job (the exact numbers aren’t that important). Which option do you choose:
A. Order 10 trucks with 10,000 kilograms of cement each. Have the trucks dump the cement where you’ll do the job.
B. Order 10 trucks with pallets. Each pallet will have 400 paper sacks of cement weighing 25 kilograms per bag. Have workers pass the bags one by one from the trucks and distribute them around the site. Once in place, have workers open the individual bags and pour the cement powder out of each bag. Make no plans to deal with either the dust or the thousands of heavy-duty paper bags.
So, which would you choose? There’s no “correct” answer, but if you said, “Obviously, I’d choose A. What kind of numb nuts would choose option B?” then you’re probably not in charge of building highways in Costa Rica.
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