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Thread: The Sheperd & a Consultant

  1. #1
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    Jan 2002

    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 ."

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Very tasty!!

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    So are saying that a sheperd is more good than the Computer Yuppie???
    Yours friendly

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    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) .....

  5. #5
    Thanks for the laugh; I never heard of this before... lol

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