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Ted: What if I don’t think of the books?
Robin: Excuse me?
Ted: There’s this famous architecture story about this architect who designed this library. It was perfect. But every year, the whole thing would sink a couple inches into the ground. Eventually the building was condemned. …He forgot to account for the weight of the books. This company…it’s just me. What if I don’t think of the books?
 
In this conversation between two of the main characters in How I Met Your Mother, Ted Mosby worries about the future of his fledgling architecture firm. The story he cites has proven to be urban legend, but it does illustrate an interesting point: the most elementary things can sometimes escape us. The simplest mistake can “sink the library” as it were.