The Shepherd and the Yuppie

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  1. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Shepherd and The Yuppie

    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 an Armani 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 young man 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.

    The young man then 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 1,586 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 him back to me?"

    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 young man, "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! :haha:
     
  2. Shazza

    Shazza Well-Known Member Supporter

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  3. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    The alternate that I have seen to this is that the consultant picks a dog and at the end the shepherd says (along with all the other stuff) : you don't know my business because you picked a dog and not a sheep.
     
  4. MorrisonCorner

    MorrisonCorner Mansfield, VT for 200 yrs

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    So I'm thinking a dog would be WAY easier to stuff in the trunk!