Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the Rhode Island State house in Providence, one from Cranston, and another from North Kingstown and the third, Exeter. They go with a State house official to examine the fence.
The North Kingstown 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 Exeter contractor also does some measuring and figuring, and then says I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me."
The Cranston contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the State 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 Cranston contractor whispers back, "$1,000 for me, $1,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Exeter to fix the fence."
JACK WIEMERT - Uzbekistan
rec.:Jul/29/2007 pub.:Oct/3/2007 sent:Jun/8/2014
3.65 / 84
Government Philosophy: If it ain't broke, fix it 'till it is.
RHV - USA.
rec.:Jan/3/2008 pub.:Jan/14/2008 sent:Jun/18/2013
2.48 / 586
A candidate for city council was doing some door-to-door campaigning, and things were going pretty well, he thought, till he came to the house of a grouchy-looking fellow. After the candidate’s little speech, the fellow said, “Vote for you? Why I’d rather vote for the Devil!”
“I understand,” said the candidate, “but in case your friend is not running, may I count on your support?”
Anonymous - USA.
rec.:Apr/13/2002 pub.:Apr/13/2002 sent:Jan/11/2003
4.08 / 48
If pro is the opposite of con, what's the opposite of progress?
Johnny Doe - USA.
rec.:Nov/8/2013 pub.:Nov/29/2013 sent:Dec/13/2014