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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Fate is character. - William Winter

Every country has the government it deserves. - Joseph de Maistre

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. - Henry David Thoreau

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

Most bad government results from too much government. - Thomas Jefferson

Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone. - Cyrus A. Bartol

Excellence in any pursuit is the late, ripe fruit of toil. - W.M.L. Jay

True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess. - Louis Nizer

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

A man's manner to a certain extent indicates his character. - Samuel Smiles

Dogs are getting bigger, according to a leading dog manufacturer. - Leo Rosten

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

For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program. - Bob Wells

The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. - Anne Frank

Nothing of character is really permanent but virtue and personal worth. - Daniel Webster

The confidence of ignorance will always overcome indecision of knowledge. - Unknown

Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. - Zig Ziglar

Character builds slowly but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness. - Faith Baldwin

Leadership is not something you do to people; it is something you do for people. - Ken Blanchard

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity. - Zig Ziglar

John Wooden was a hall of fame character long before he was a hall of fame coach. - John C Maxwell

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

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

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. - H. Jackson Brown

Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too. - David Storey

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

I would like to thank Tetris for providing me with the skills to jam as many dishes as possibly into my dishwasher. - Herb Pankratz

A dinosaur out of context is like a character without a story. Worse than that, the character suffers from amnesia. - Jack Horner

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. - Abraham Lincoln

I want to try doing sportier things, kite surfing and paddle surfing - I think it would give me that extra confidence. - Vanessa Hudgens

It's especially hard if the government is not providing services, or is even conducting ethnic cleansing against you. - Paul Harvey

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. - Napoleon Bonaparte

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

The workers' and peasants' government proposes to all warring peoples... negotiations leading to a just, democratic peace. - Lenin

I think Mr. Smithers picked me because of my motivational skills. Everyone says they have to work a lot harder when I'm around. - Homer Simpson

If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny. - Andre Maurois

Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how awesome you are if you can't see it yourself? - Unknown

The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. - Albert Einstein

Never design your character like a garden where anyone can walk. Design your character like the sky where everyone's desire is to reach. - Unknown

In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power - including strong and principled diplomacy. - Barack Obama


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24-Aug-2019