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The Estimate
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Doc    Posted 04-26-2004 at 17:27:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Carpenters from California, Missouri and New York showed up at the White House for a tour. The chief guard welcomed them with special enthusiasm because the front gates were in need of repair. He asked each person to come up with a bid.

The California carpenter measured and figured and finally said, “Well $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me, $900 total.” The guard nodded and turned to the carpenter from Missouri.

That man took out his tape measure and a pencil and after some calculating said, “It’ll cost $700; $300 each for materials and my crew, and $100 profit for me.” The guard thanked the man and turned to the carpenter from New York.

Without hesitation the New Yorker said, “This job will run $2700.”

The guard gasped. “You didn’t even measure or do any calculating,” he replied. “How do you figure it’ll be so expensive?”

“Simple,” said the New York carpenter. “$1000 for me, $1000 for you and we hire the guy from Missouri.”


jfky    Posted 04-27-2004 at 03:20:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like a lot of public schools


Chas in Me    Posted 04-26-2004 at 17:56:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
NOW, THAT WAS FUNNY! USED TO BE A CARPENTER, WISH I'D THOUGHT OF ANSWERS LIKE THAT.


DD    Posted 04-26-2004 at 17:49:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL! Good one Doc! : )


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