A shepherd was herding his flock...
Most probably on the site already but hey.....
A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when a BMW
advances out of the dust towards him. The driver, a young man in a Broni suit,
Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and D+G 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?"
"Sure," says the shepherd, intrigued.
The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook, connects it to
his cell phone, calls up a GPS satellite navigation and imaging system.
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 to his Blackberry, prints out
a full-colour report on his 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
He looks on as the young man stuffs one of the animals into the trunk
of his car.
Then the shepherd says "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your
businessis, will you give me back my sheep?"
The young man says, "Okay, why not?"
"You're a consultant," says the shepherd.
"Wow!" says the yuppie. "How did you guess?"
"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
know absolutely nothing about my business," said the shepherd.
"Now give me back my dog."