Channel tunnel tender
When the Channel Tunnel was under consideration, a request went out for tenders
for the construction. International companies sent in quotes but the lowest came
from the Reilly Brothers of Sligo - total cost £150.
'How can you tender for such a low amount?' inquired the government official.
'Well,' replied Reilly, 'it's because there'll be two of us digging at the
same time. One from France and one from England and we meet up in the middle.
'But,' said the government man, 'you've only got to be one centimetre out
and you'll miss each other completely.'
'In that case,' said Reilly, 'you'll get two tunnels for the price of one!'