Joke 128 Abu El Abed
Abu Abed Space Launch, Inc.
The Saudi government issued a Tender to launch and put a TV satellite
Four space agencies applied. The first bidder, the "China
Space Agency" were asked for a breakdown of their $100 million
dollars bid. The Chinese replied that $50 millions were needed
for operational costs and $50 millions for the Communist party.
The Russian Space Agency were then asked to give a breakdown of
their bid of $150 million dollars. The Russian officials replied
that $50 millions were needed for operations and $100 millions
for insurance. The Russians pointed out that they had some technical
NASA were then asked to give a breakdown of their $200 million
dollars bid. NASA replied that $50 millions were for operational
expenses and $50 millions for profit and $100 millions for taxes.
Abu Abed Space Launch, Inc. were called last and asked why they
were asking for $300 millions, and why they were more expensive
then the Chinese, Russians, and Americans! And how on earth they
planed on fulfilling the terms of such a contract specially that
there isn't a space agency in Lebanon?
Abu Abed representing the agency, replied: It is simple: $100
million dollars for the Chinese to put the satellite in orbit,
$100 million dollars for you, and $100 million dollars for Abu
Abed Space Launch, Inc.