The American, Mexican & Filipino bids on the White House Fence
Three contractors are bidding to fix the White House fence. One from the Philippines, another from Mexico and an American. They go with a White House official to examine the fence.
The American 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 Mexican contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I can do it for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me.”
The Filipino contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers: “$2,700.” The official, incredulous, says, ” What? You didn’t even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?” “Easy,” the Pinoy explains, “$1,000 for you, $1,000 for me and we hire the guy from Mexico”.
Source : YP