Three Contractors At The Pearly Gates

Posted by Yasmin | Saturday, October 20, 2007 | , , | 3 comments »

Three contractors found themselves arriving at the pearly gates at the same time. St Peter greeted them and told them that the pearly gates were broken and in need of repair. He asked them each for estimates so God may choose a contractor to have the gates repaired.

The first contractor, Hugh Henderson, examined the gates and announced an estimate of 300 dollars. St Peter asked for an explanation. He was told 100 dollars was for materials, 100 dollars for labor and another 100 dollars for profit.

The second contractor, Andrew Hamilton, examined the gates and announced an estimate of 900 dollars. St Peter asked again and was told 300 dollars was for materials, 300 dollars for labor and another 300 dollars for profit.

The third contractor, Mark Rogers, took a look at the gates and announced an estimate of 2300 dollars. St Peter was taken back and asked Mark how he came upon such a high price. Mark took St Peter aside and whispered, "One thousand for me, one thousand for you, and we get Hugh Henderson to do it for 300 dollars!"

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  1. Debo Hobo // October 20, 2007 at 9:19 PM  

    Always schemeing to the very end.LOL

  2. thirstan // October 21, 2007 at 3:53 AM  

    delightful :)

  3. Rick // November 7, 2007 at 5:19 AM  

    I don't think this is really a joke - I know some contractors like that guy :-)

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