Friday, June 16, 2006

The Chicago way

Three contractors are bidding to fix the White House fence. One is from Chicago, another from Kentucky and the third, Florida. They go with a White House 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 Kentucky 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 Chicago contractor does not measure or figure, but leans over to the White House 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?"

"Easy," the Chicagoan explains, "$1,000 for you, $1,000 for me and we hire the guy from Kentucky."

3 comments:

Levois 4:28 PM  

Funny joke.

Skeeter 8:35 AM  

Interesting you would mention the White House.

Any idea how many meetings Cheney had with Enron?

How much does it cost for the right to write America's energy policy?

Anonymous,  8:10 AM  

Skeeter, try getting a sense of humor...jackass.

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