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How to get a bid

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by thatK30guy, May 5, 2007.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House in DC. 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?"



    The New Jersey contractor whispers back, "$1,000 for me, $1,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."
    "Done!" replies the government official.
     
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    lmao love it!
     
  3. boz42

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    and that is how the government really works.
     
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    Hahaha, that is awesome.
     
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    :doah: :haha: :doah: :haha:
     
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    damn, good stuff.
     
  7. jekbrown

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    yep, thats pretty funny when its $2700. Not so funny when its $100 million for some pork project. :doh:

    j
     
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    I read the thread title to fast apparently and thought it said how to get a Kid.

    Ah, well.
     
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    Detroit city at work.....:rolleyes:
     
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    you have a sense of humor like mine. nice
     
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    You have my most serious condolances.:D
     

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