Government Measurement

Flagpole math for labourers


Ray and Bob, two Government maintenance guys, were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up.

A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.

“We’re supposed to find the height of the flagpole”, said Bob, “but we don’t have a ladder.”

The woman said, “Hand me that wrench out of your toolbox.”
She loosened a few bolts, then laid the pole down. She then took a tape measure from their toolbox, took a measurement and announced, “Eighteen feet, six inches” and walked away.

Ray shook his head and laughed. “Well, ain’t that just like a ‘Miss-know-it-all’ woman?” he said. “We need the height and she gives us the length!”

Ray and Bob are still working for the Government.


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Humor comes from self-confidence. - Rita Mae Brown

Character is perfectly educated will. - Novalis

Confidence comes from being prepared. - John Wooden

The view only changes for the lead dog. - Norman O. Brown

Dreams are the touchstones of our character. - Henry David Thoreau

Lead the audience by the nose to the thought. - Laurence Olivier

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I have nothing but confidence in you. And very little of that. - Groucho Marx

I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together. - Gerald R. Ford

One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead. - Oscar Wilde

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Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Tough decisions... if you can't make them, you can't lead. - John C Maxwell

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Many training programs and often schools focus on just a skill or a kind of work competency. That's only half the equation. - Gerald Chertavian

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22-May-2019