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Fence Bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JB1, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    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."
  2. howardsells2000

    howardsells2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 355

    That's funny.
  3. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Funny, and true in a some cases.

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