How Business is done in DC

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  1. Gunfyter

    Gunfyter New Member

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    Three contractors are bidding to fix the White House fence. One from New Jersey, another from Tennessee and the third, 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?"

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



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  4. wolfgang2000

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    Gun you got it wrong. Nobody in DC would do a job for the Feds. for only $2,700.00. 2.7 million would be more like it.
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