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

Humor comes from self-confidence. - Rita Mae Brown

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

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

Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident. - Dale Carnegie

The art of government is the organization of idolatry. - George Bernard Shaw

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. - John F Kennedy

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

There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice. - Benjamin Disraeli

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

Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy - from lack of character. - Dag Hammarskjold

You don't put skill on like a coat - you build it day by day. - Unknown

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. - Mark Twain

Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions. - Bo Bennett

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

Anything less than a commitment to excellence is an acceptance of mediocrity. - Vince Lombardi

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. - P.J. O'Rourke

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. - Elbert Hubbard

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character. - James Russel Lowell

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Everyone wants to eat at the government's table, but nobody wants to do the dishes. - Werner Finck

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While waiting for a Moses to lead us into the promised land, we have forgotten how to walk. - Wendell Johnson

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The acceptance of certain realities doesn't preclude idealism. It can lead to certain breakthroughs. - Rem Koolhaas

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By my count, more business leaders have failed and derailed because of arrogance than any other character flaw. - Harvey Mackay

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

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

Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self-respect springs. - Joan Didion

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. - Zig Ziglar

From a shy, timid girl I had become a woman of resolute character, who could no longer be frightened by the struggle with troubles. - Anna Dostoevsky

Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own. - Charles De Gaulle


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19-Jan-2019