A mainframe computer on which everyone in the office depended suddenly went down.
They tried everything, but it still wouldn't work. Finally, they decided to call in a high-powered computer consultant.
He arrived, looked at the computer, took out a small hammer and tapped it on the side. Instantly, the computer leapt back to life. Two days later, the office manager received a bill from the consultant for $1,000.
Immediately, he called the consultant and exclaimed, "One thousand dollars for fixing that computer? You were only here five minutes. I want the bill itemized!"
The next day, the new bill arrived.
- The Bill read:
- Tapping computer with hammer: $1
- Knowing where to tap: $999