Broken Machine

Joke ID#2214
Funny (2.4)
Rating (0.75)
CategoryAt Work  
Submitted ByGizzer
Corrected By Fathead
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There once was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things mechanical. He retired following a happy thirty-year career. Shortly thereafter his company contacted him about a seemingly impossible problem with one of their million-dollar machines.

The engineer reluctantly took the challenge. After spending a day studying the huge machine, he marked a small "X" in chalk on a machine component and proudly stated, "This is where your problem is." The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly.

The company was astounded to receive a bill for $50,000 from the engineer 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

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Posted by ouchy1 Dec 22, 2007

I think i get it im not sure...

Comment score: 2  

Posted by Fathead Sep 13, 2012

A chalk mark in the wrong place is nothing. An education is everything.

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