Conference calls between corporate execs and financial analysts to discuss earnings reports are usually dry affairs.
And then there was Friday's earnings call with Primoris Services Corp., a Dallas-based construction services company that works on pipelines and other energy-related infrastructure.
At one point Primoris president and CEO Brian Pratt was talking about how much business there is to be found in the U.S.
There could be even more "If these a**holes would get off our backs and let us build the system and drill the wells," Pratt said on the call.
"People are just silly if they think we can't be energy independent within a couple of years if they will just take the handcuffs off and let us go out and do it," he later added during discussion of the company's 2013 profit growth.
Primoris works on a range of energy, industrial and civil infrastructure projects.
Pratt, during the call, also contrasted the legal environment in the U.S. with Mexico, where his company has done projects in the past.
"Mexico is not a bad place to work. The problem you have there is there is really no legal system. And the joke in Mexico is a good judge is a judge that stays bribed. It's a tough place to work," he said.