a little joke.

  Optimo 20:20 22 Jun 2005

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 Prada suit, Gucci shoes, Dior 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?"

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.

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 an MS-SQLdatabase
through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with hundreds of complex

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-colour,
150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturised HP LaserJet printer, 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

He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on amused
as the young man stuffs it into the boot 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

"You're a consultant," says the shepherd.

"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie. "But how did you guess that?"

"Simple really," answers 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 you. And you
know nothing about my business, now give me back my animal."

  fullyfitted 22:45 22 Jun 2005

Too true.....Too true.

  Pooke 22:51 22 Jun 2005

very good :p

  spuds 23:50 22 Jun 2005

This as been doing the rounds for quite awhile now. But didn't the 'consultant' take the shepherds dog in mistake for a sheep!.

  dan11 00:01 23 Jun 2005

Nice one. lol

Made me laugh.

  smokingbeagle 16:21 23 Jun 2005

that explains the pictures of various friends with sheep. They are consultants. Of course.

  stalion 20:26 23 Jun 2005

some consultants probably don't know what sheep look like

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