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  • medit8ionsociety
    ... sunglasses ... you give ... connects it ... the area ... facility in ... this data ... shepherd ... Well, I don t know about Nasrudin, but I literally
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 9, 2004
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      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, freyjartist@a... wrote:
      > Subject: sheep dip
      >
      > A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture
      > when suddenly, a brand-new BMW
      > advanced out of a dust cloud towards him.
      >
      > The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban
      sunglasses
      > and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the shepherd:
      > "If I tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your flock, will
      you give
      > me one?"
      >
      > The shepherd looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his
      > peacefully grazing flock and calmly answers: "Sure. Why not?"
      >
      > The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer,
      connects it
      > to his AT&T cell phone, surfs to a NASA page on the internet, where he
      > calls up a GPS satellite navigation system to get an exact fix on his
      > location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans
      the area
      > in an ultra-high-resolution photo. Then the young man opens the digital
      > photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing
      facility in
      > Hamburg, Germany. Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot
      > that the image has been processed and the data stored.
      > He then accesses a MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel
      > spreadsheet with hundreds of complex formulas. He uploads all of
      this data
      > via an email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes,receives a
      > response. Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his
      > hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and finally turns to the
      shepherd
      > and says: "You have exactly 1586 sheep."
      >
      >
      > "That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my sheep"
      > says the shepherd.
      > He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on
      > amused as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.
      >
      > Then the shepherd says to the young man:
      > "Hey, if I can tell you exactly
      > what your business is, will you give me back my sheep?"
      >
      > The young man thinks about it for a second
      > and then says, "Okay, why not?"
      >
      >
      > "You're a consultant." says the shepherd.
      >
      > "Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"
      >
      >
      > "No guessing required." answered the shepherd.
      > "You showed up here even though nobody called you;
      > you want to get paid for an
      > answer I already knew; to a question I never asked;
      > and you don't know crap
      > about my business. Now give me back my dog."

      Well, I don't know about Nasrudin, but I literally laughed out loud!
      Thanks, I needed that! :-)
      Bob
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