A bill for $50,000

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by itsmelisa, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. itsmelisa

    itsmelisa Joke Spammer

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    There was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things mechanical. After serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily retired.

    Several years later, the company contacted him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with one of their multi-million dollar machines. They had tried everything and everyone to get the machine fixed, but to no avail. In desperation, they called on the retired engineer who had solved so many of their problems in the past.

    The engineer reluctantly took the challenge. He spent a day studying the huge machine. At the end of the day, he marked a small "x" in chalk on a particular component of the machine and proudly stated, "This is where your problem is."

    The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly again. The company received a bill for $50,000 from the engineer for his services. They demanded an itemized accounting of his charges.

    The engineer responded:

    One chalk mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1
    Knowing where to put it . . . . . . . $49,999


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  2. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Very nice. :D
     
  3. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    $50,000 for the only person in the world capable of fixing a multi-million dollar machine - that sounds quite reasonable to me!
     
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  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Har, I'd love to charge a client that much one day :smoker:
     
  5. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Ditto.
     
  6. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Well at least he didn't charge for labour and call-out. lol :p