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


An expert is not expensive, it's priceless!


  1. 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!

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


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