View Full Version : Fence Bid

07-07-2007, 02:16 PM
Saw this and thought it was good and probably true.

Subject: Fw: Bid To Fix White House Fence
>>Subject: Bid To Fix White House Fence
>>Subject: Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the
> White
>>One from New Jersey , another from Tennessee 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 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
>>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?"
>>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."

07-08-2007, 12:52 AM
That's funny.

07-08-2007, 01:22 AM
Funny, and true in a some cases.