Me think I'll be a Happy shit just being the prefered Contrator for the Yosey Man group...... heh heh! below is a fine example of what I've learned in dealing with government......
Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House in D.C.; One from Ohio, another from Tennessee and the third from Kentucky.
They all go with a White House official to examine the fence.
The Tennessee 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 Kentucky 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 Ohio contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, '$2,700.'
The official, incredulous, whispers back, 'You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?
The Ohio contractor whispers back, '$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire that guy from Kentucky to fix the fence.' 'Done!' replies the government official.
And that my friends, is how it all works ! ! !