July 19th, 2002, 09:31 AM
The Sheperd & a Consultant
Comming up is a conversation between a Computer Yuppie and a
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, Ray Ban sunglasses and a YSL tie leaned out of
the window and asked our shepherd: "If I can tell you 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 his hi-tech miniaturized printer, turns round to our shepherd and
says: "you have here exactly 1586 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. And
you don't know anything about my business because you took my dog ."
July 19th, 2002, 11:32 AM
July 19th, 2002, 11:52 AM
So are saying that a sheperd is more good than the Computer Yuppie???
July 19th, 2002, 02:46 PM
cute... I remember reading a variation of this a few years back, but it still gets a chuckle from me....
Just finished a 2 part Linux firewalling tutorial using Firestarter (basic and advanced customization) .....
July 19th, 2002, 02:56 PM
Thanks for the laugh; I never heard of this before... lol