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out of retirement

Post by Paul B » September 20th, 2005, 9:05 am

Out Of Retirement"

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 else 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 theengineer for his service.
They demanded an itemized accounting of his charges. The
engineer responded briefly:

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

It was paid in full and the engineer retired again in peace.

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Post by Helen » September 20th, 2005, 9:20 am

LOVED IT PAUL! Thanks for starting my day with a laugh.. Hope you have a good one.. Love, Helen

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Post by Shelby » September 20th, 2005, 2:49 pm

:lol: That was a good one Paul! Thanks for the chuckle.

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