(you cannot lose money and make it up on volume)
An engineer I used to work with always proclaimed sarcastically, "We lose a little on every job, but we make it up on volume!" when he was deep in a job the partners underestimated.
He was a character. Big guy - not fat, just big.
This was in Alaska and we didn't have air conditioning in the building at that time. I came into his area one time - bare torso above the table, bare legs and feet below. "Uh... Bert? Do you at least have underwear on?"
At a sauna party, he and I were in the sauna with just towels. He had his off. I was getting over heated, but he kept saying, "Just wait! The women will get tired of waiting for us and come in nekkid, too!"
He was also a professional hunt guide. He always took 6 weeks off during the season to guide in his plane. His favorite client were the Germans who sniffed and asked who was responsible for tidying this portion of the Alaska wilderness.
He'd bring his plane to company picnics and give people rides. Once it was during spawning season, and I was up with him. He asked if I could see the salmon in the stream below. I couldn't. So, he tipped the plane perpendicular to the ground, and flew upstream at about 60'. "How about now?"
Had him and his girlfriend over for dinner once. He mentioned something about eating a lot and quickly at the hunting camp. I asked him if he could eat an entire piece of cheese cake in one bite. Turns out he could. I mentioned an animal I'd found mummified in the yard. He wanted to see it, so I brought it to the table for him to ID. My wife still insists that I should never bring animal corpses to the dinner table or challenge guests' oral capacity.
One day, the bosses came in and asked if anyone knew who his dentist was. Seems his plane had caught a downdraft and the resulting fire required dental identification.
You sparked some really fun memories with just that one phrase that he used all the time. I miss that guy.