CONTRACTS PINOY STYLE Three contractors are bidding to fix the White House fence. One from the Philippines, another from Mexico and an American. They go with a White House official to examine the fence. The American contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says. "I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me." The Mexican contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me." The Filipino contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers: "$2,700." The official, incredulous, says, " What? ! You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?" How do you expect me to consider your service with that bid? "Easy," the Pinoy explains. "You award the job to me....then there's $1,000 for you, $1,000 for me, and we get the Mexican to fix the fence."