How many sheep?

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by ZeroHour, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] A shepherd was herding his flocks in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand new Jeep Cherokee advanced out of a dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and a YSL tie, leaned out of the window and asked our shepherd: "If I can tell yo exactly how many sheep you have in your flock, will you give me one?" The shepherd looks at the yuppie, then at his peacefully grazing flock and calmly answers "sure!" The yuppie parks the car, whips out his notebook, connects it to a cell-phone, surfs to a NASA page on the Internet where he calls up a GPS satellite navigation system, scans the area, opens up a database and some 60 Excel spreadsheets with complex formulas. Finally he prints out a 150 page report on hi-tech miniaturized printer, turns round to our shepherd and says: "you have here exactly 1436 sheep!"

    "This is correct. As agreed, you can take one of the sheep" says the shepherd. He watches the young man make a selection and bundle it in his Cherokee.

    Then he says: "If I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me my sheep back?"

    "Okay, why not" answers the young man.

    "You are a consultant" says the shepherd.

    "This is correct" says the yuppie, "How did you guess that?"

    "Easy!" answers the shepherd. "You turn up here although nobody called you. You want to be paid for the answer to a question I already knew the solution to, while in fact you don't know SH*T about my business, because you took my dog!"
  2. ejn74

    ejn74 Folding Master! Political User Folding Team

    Western Iowa
    ha ha ha!!! Funny.
  3. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

  4. Psyborg

    Psyborg google addict Political User

    Limerick, Ireland
    makes you wonder, how DO consultants sleep at night?

    certainly isnt counting sheep anyway.... :)
  5. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Hey now...
    those of us classified as consultants while finding this joke funny, sometimes.. get a little sensitive..

  6. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

    Here have a sheep