Three contractors die at the same time and miraculously make it to
heaven. One from Florida, one from Texas, and one from New Jersey.
Saint Peter meets them at the gate and realizes they are all
contractors. He asks them if they would be willing to look at some
fence work in heaven on the back fence. Saint Peter tells them he has
to get three bids on everything and since they are all here together....
They look each other up and down and then take a ride to the fence in
the golf cart with Saint Pete.
The Florida GC hops out, measures the fence, does some math in his
notebook and says he can do the job for $1400, $600 for labor, $600 for
materials and $200 profit.
The Texas boy jumps out, does some measuring and figuring, then says he
can do it for $1200. Says labor is cheaper in Texas, so $400 for labor,
$600 for materials and $200 for profit.
The New Jersey fellow looks at Saint Peter and, without measuring a
thing, says; "I'll do it for $4200."
Saint Peter says: "How can you just come up with a number that
outrageous without even so much as measuring the fence?"
"Easy!" he says, "A thousand for me, a thousand for you, a thousand for
the inspectors and I get the boy from Texas to do it."
New Braunfels, TX
Click to see the full signature.