Three contractors were visiting a tourist attraction on
the same day. One was from New York, another from Texas
and the third from Florida. 
At the end of the tour, the guard asked them what they
did for a living. When they all replied that they were 
contractors, the guard said, "Hey, we need one of the 
rear fences redone. Why don't you guys take a look at 
it and give me a bid?" So, to the back fence they all 
went to check it out. 
First to step 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 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 $700. $300 for 
materials, $300 for my crew, and $100 profit for me." 
Without so much as moving, the New York contractor 
said, "$2,700." 
The guard, 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. "$1,000 for me, $1,000
for you and we hire the guy from Texas."