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  • cmontx cmontx Feb 27, 2012 6:34 PM Flag

    Hoping for Gasoline at 7 bucks

    a gallon, Cellphone and data rates double in price, bottled water goes to 4 bucks a quart, and McDonalds puts Starbucks out of business. This would allow me to go to work with no traffic on the road, with a clear signal on my IPod, sipping a cup of Mac Brew, and a glass of tap ice water. I would feel good about that.

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    • ricky18201@ymail.com ricky18201 Feb 29, 2012 12:18 PM Flag

      Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House.

      One is from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from Montana. All three go with a White House official to examine the fence.

      The Montana 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. That's $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. That's $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

      The Chicago 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 Chicago contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."

      "Done!" Replies the government official.

      And that, my friends, is how the Government Stimulus plan worked.

 
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