Three Government Contractors ...

10 Apr 2008

Someone sent this to me today. (I handle all of the government proposals for Horn Dog Enterprises ... )


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, from 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, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."

"Done!" replies the government official.

Original Comments

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On April 10, 2008, Dragon Laugh wrote:


Ouch, but it sounds about accurate ...

On April 10, 2008, Leonesse wrote:

Hey! He went to the Bu$h $chool of Economics!

On April 10, 2008, Woodrow wrote:

Sad but true. Same way with the Indian tribes.

On April 10, 2008, M@ wrote:

Love it!

On April 10, 2008, Jim Dee wrote:

GM: Was that in The Right Stuff? I remember a similar joke in Armageddon.

On April 12, 2008, Reg wrote:

The joke that Grant Miller, Esq, and Hillman talk about is from Apollo 13 and was said by Bill Paxton.

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