This guy must work for the government already
Three contractors were touring the White House on the same day. One was from New
York, another from Missouri, and the third from Florida. At the end of the tour,
the guard asked them what they did for a living.
When they each replied
that they were contractors the guard said "Hey, we need one of the rear fences
redone. Why don't you guys look at it and give me a bid."
So to the back
fence they went. First up was the Florida contractor. He took out his tape
measure and pencil, did some measuring and said, "Well I figure the job will run
about $900. $400 for materials, $400 for my crew, and $100 profit for me."
Next was the Missouri contractor. He also took out his tape measure and
pencil, did some quick figuring and said, "Looks like I can do this Job for
$700. $300 for materials, $300 for my crew, and $100 profit for me."
the guard asks the New York contractor how much. Without so much as moving the
contractor says, $2700."
The guard, incredulous, looks at him and says
"You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a
"Easy" says the contractor from New York, "$1,000 for me,
$1,000 for you and we hire the guy from Missouri."