February 9, 2004 in Politics

Chicago Trucking Scandal

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Here in Chicago we’ve moved on from the Jackson Jackson Super Bowl half-time scandal. Our focus has turned to a trucking scandal that is one again exposing the corruption going on at City Hall. Three people including a cousin of the Mayor have been fired from their city jobs. I’m sure more will follow. Below is a joke that kind of sums up how things are done here in the city. It’s funny as heck but really sad at the same times.

How Things Get Done in Chicago
In light of the new trucking scandal:
Three contractors were touring the White House on the same day. One was from Chicago, another from Missouri, and the third from Florida.
At the end of the tour, the guard asked them what they did for a living. When they each replied that they were contractors the guard said “Hey, we need one of the rear fences redone. Why don’t you guys look at it and give me a bid?” So to the back fence they went.
First up was the Florida contractor. He took out his tape measure and pencil, did some measuring and said, “Well I figure the job will run about $900. $400 for materials, $400 for my crew, and $100 profit for me.
“Next was the Missouri contractor. He also took out his tape measure and pencil, did some quick figuring and said, “Looks like I can do this job for $700. $300 for materials, $300 for my crew, and $100 profit for me.”
Then the guard asks the Chicago contractor how much. Without so much as moving the contractor says, “$2700.”
The guard, incredulous, looks at him and says “You didn’t even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?”
“Easy” says the contractor from Chicago, “$1,000 for me, $1,000 for you and we hire the guy from Missouri.”

One Comment

  1. February 9, 2004 at 5:44 pm


    i got that joke in my email a while back except i think they were ethnicities like italian, polish, and something.

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