Re: Maybe Nasrudin would like this one
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, freyjartist@a... wrote:
> Subject: sheep dipsunglasses
> 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
> and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the shepherd:you give
> "If I tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your flock, will
> me one?"connects it
> 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,
> to his AT&T cell phone, surfs to a NASA page on the internet, where hethe area
> 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
> in an ultra-high-resolution photo. Then the young man opens the digitalfacility in
> photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing
> Hamburg, Germany. Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilotthis data
> 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
> via an email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes,receives ashepherd
> response. Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his
> hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and finally turns to the
> and says: "You have exactly 1586 sheep."Well, I don't know about Nasrudin, but I literally laughed out loud!
> "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."
Thanks, I needed that! :-)