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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Character is not what you are in the dark. - Unknown

Adversity tests a man's true character. - Unknown

When you're riding lead, don't spit. - Unknown

Too much freedom can lead to the soul's decay. - Prince

Habits form character, and character forms destiny. - James Allen

Character is not given to us; we build it ourselves. - Mabel Hale

Government is an endless pursuit of new ways to tax. - Unknown

Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success. - John Hays Hammond

Character is, for the most part, simply habit become fixed. - C.H. Parkhurst

Do what you know and perception is converted into character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

World War II was the last government program that really worked. - George Will

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

Unto ourselves our own life is necessary, unto others our character. - St. Augustine

It is of little traits that the greatest human character is composed. - William Winter

On average it takes 10,000 hours of practice to truly master a skill. - Malcolm Gladwell

Leaders inspire. They aren't assigned leadership. They command it. - Dr. Phil McGraw

Before you tell anyone to 'be yourself', reassess his character. - Unknown

There are many kinds of joy, but they all lead to one: the joy to be loved. - Michael Ende

In our world, more often the truth is 'Money talks and integrity walks.' - Bill Welker

You do not lead by hitting people over the head; that is assault, not leadership. - Dwight D Eisenhower

You can only go as high on the leadership ladder as your character will allow you. - John C Maxwell

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. - Henry David Thoreau

When you work the buttons here, see, it develops what ya call the digitalis skills. - Archie Bunker

Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home. - Henry Drummond

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. - Malcolm S Forbes

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. - P.J. O'Rourke

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. - Thomas Jefferson

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. - Albert Einstein

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. - Robert Frost

Violence of language leads to violence of action. Angry men seldom fight if their tongues do not lead the fray. - Charles V Roman

Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless. - Milton Friedman

I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don't believe anything the government tells me. Nothing. Zero. - George Carlin

Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do. - William Henry Channing

Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points. - Horace

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

I would solve a lot of literary problems just thinking about a character in the subway, where you can't do anything anyway. - Toni Morrison

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire

Every man, as to character, is the creature of the age in which he lives. Very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of their times. - Voltaire

Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian. - Henry Ford

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control. - Tom Landry


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