Three contractors are bidding to fix the White House fence. One from the Philippines the others from Mexico and U.S. of A. The american gets a tape measure and does some measuring and says, the job will cost $900.00: $400.00 for materials, $400.00 for labor and $100.00 for me. The Mexican do the same and says, $700.00: $300.00 for materials, $300.00 for labor and $100.00 for me. The Pinoy leans over to the White House official and whispers, $2,700.00. The official says, WHAT! You didn’t even measure like the other guys! How do you expect me to consider your bid? Easy, the Pinoy said, $1,000.00 for you, $1,000.00 for me and we hire the guy from Mexico.
The next day, the Pinoy and the Mexican are working on the fence.