Apropos of Nothing

September 16, 2008

Fence Repair

Filed under: Humour — aproposofnothing @ 7:06 pm

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House in D.C., one from New Jersey, another from Tennessee, and the third, Florida. They go with a government official to examine the fence.

The Florida contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. “Well,” he says, “I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew, and $100 profit for me.”

The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew, and $100 profit for me.”

The New Jersey contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans over to the official and whispers, “$2,700.”
The official, incredulous, says, “You didn’t even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?”

The New Jersey contractor whispers back, “$1,000 for me, $1,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence.”

“Done!” replies the government official.

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