A convenience store needed to replace the fence on the back of the property so the owner called three contractors in to bid on it. When they arrived he noticed each vehicle was from a different state. He didn’t think anything of it and took them around back to make a bid.
First to step up was the contractor from Florida. He took out his tape measure and pencil, did some measuring and said, “Well I figure the job will run about $9000. $4000 for materials, $4000 for my crew, and $1000 profit for me.”
Next was the Texas contractor. He also took out his tape measure and pencil, did some quick figuring and said, “Looks like I can do this job for $7000. $3000 for materials, $3000 for my crew, and $1000 profit for me.”
Without so much as moving, the New York contractor said, “$27,000.”
The store owner, incredulous, looked at him and said, “You didn’t even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?”
“Easy,” he said. “$10,000 for me, $10,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Texas.”
How many people thought of the Post-It note before it was invented but just didn’t have anything to jot it down on?
Thought for the day
Proverbs 4:13 says, “Always remember what you have learned. Your education is your life — guard it well”
Be careful. You need to guard your mind. You need to learn the right stuff.