Friday, June 15, 2007

Contractors:

Three contractors are bidding to fix the White House fence. One from Iran , another from Mexico and an American. They go with a White House official to examine the fence. [All at the same time?!?]

The American 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 Mexican contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do $700:: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

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My favorite persona is Mexican, I wish the joke would end here with more elaboration on the Mexican contractor!
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The Persian contractor, Hassan, 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?"

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

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