A Little Humor......
A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture
when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of the dust
cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Broni
suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie,
leaned out the window and asked the shepherd,... "If I
tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your
flock, will you give me one?"
The shepherd looked at the man, obviously a yuppie,
then looked at his peacefully-grazing flock and calmly answered, "Sure."
The yuppie parked his car, whipped out his IBM
Thinkpad and connected it to a cell phone, then he
surfed to a NASA page on the Internet where he called
up a GPS satellite navigation system, scanned the
area, and then opened up a database and an Excel
spreadsheet with complex formulas.
He sent an email on his Blackberry and, after a few
minutes, received a response. Finally, he prints out a
150 page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized printer
then turns to the shepherd and says, "You have exactly
"That is correct, take one of the sheep," said the
He watches the young man select one of the animals and
bundle it into his car. Then the shepherd says: "If I
can tell you exactly what your business is, will you
give me back my sheep?"
"OK, why not," answered the young man.
"Clearly, you are a consultant" said the shepherd.
"That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you
"No guessing required," answers the shepherd. "You
turned up here, although nobody called you. You want
to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a
question I never asked, and you know nothing about my
Now give me back my dog".