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Doing business wity a NY'er C Connelly mcgil mmmg@netscape.net >Three contractors were touring the white house on the same day. One
>was from New York, another from Missouri, and the third from
>Florida. At the end of the tour, the guard asked them what they did
>for a living. When they each replied that they were contractors the
>guard said "Hey, we need one of the rear fences redone. Why don't
>you guys look at it and give me a bid."
>
>So to the back fence they went. First up was the Florida contractor.
>He took out his tape measure and pencil, did some measuring and
>said, "Well I figure the job will run about $900. $400 for
>materials, $400 for my crew, and $100 profit for me."
>
>Next was the Missouri contractor. He also took out his tape measure
>and pencil, did some quick figuring and said, "Looks like I can do
>this Job for $700. $300 for materials, $300 for my crew, and $100
>profit for me."
>
>Then the guard asks the New York contractor how much. Without so
>much as moving the contractor says, $2700."
>
>The guard, incredulous, looks at him and says "You didn't even
>measure like the guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"
>
>"Easy" says the contractor from New York, "$1,000 for me, $1,000 for
>you and we hire the guy from Missouri."
>



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