15 October 2013
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Three contractors A, B and C are bidding to fix a broken fence at the VVVIP's residence.
All three go with a VVVIP's House-official to examine the fence.
The A 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 B 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 C contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the 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 C contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from B to fix the fence."
"Done!" replies the official. !!!!!.....?????