Three contractors . . . One from India, another from Germany and the third from England are bidding to repair the White House fence. A senior White House official takes them to examine it.
The English contractor : takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works on some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says. "I figure the job will cost 0 . . . 0 for materials, 0 for labour and 0 profit for me."
The German contractor : also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for 0 . . . 0 for materials, 0 for my crew and 0 profit for me."
The Indian contractor doesn't measure or do any figuring, but leans over to the White House official and whispers: " ,700."
The official incredulously says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"
"Easy," the Indian explains, ",000 for you, ,000 for me and we hire the guy from Germany to do the work!"
Guess who got the contract........................!!