Sunday, September 16, 2012

A turn of the screw

Expertise is not expensive, it is priceless! :: All Pretty Things
One day the main production line in a huge factory broke down. The production stopped and the owner was loosing millions a day. He tried many ways to repair the broken line, but nobody could fix it.

Eventually he finds an expert in the production line - the engineer comes, checks the machinery, takes a screwdriver out of his pocket, tightens one screw, and the factory springs back to line. Happy, the owner asks how much he owes. The expert presents a bill for $10,000.

Outraged, the factory owner asks for a detailed bill.

The experts takes the bill back, makes a note on it and gives it back to the owner. The bill now states:

* Turning a screw: ................................... $       1.00
* Knowing which screw to turn: ............... $9,999.00

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An expert is not expensive, it's priceless!

4 comments:

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! I *love* it too :)

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  2. Oh so true. Loved the story, and so wish I had one of those experts in my back pocket when it comes to this internet stuff!

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  3. Hi Alicia,
    Love the story and so true. What true price can one put on expertise?
    Therese

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