New Jersey Style

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Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White
House: 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, "$1,000 for me,
$1,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix
the fence."

"Done!" replies the government official.
 

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