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March 22, 2003

Consultants

I have seen a number of varients on this theme. Some involving blondes, some involving Microslosh consultants, some (like this) are more generic (but still funny):

A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of the dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Broni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the shepherd, "If I tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your flock, will you give me one?"
The shepherd looked at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looked at his peacefully-grazing flock and calmly answered, "Sure."

The yuppie parked his car, whipped out his notebook and connected it to a cell phone, then he surfed to a NASA page on the internet where he calledup a GPS satellite navigation system, scanned the area, and then opened up a database and an Excel spreadsheet with complex formulas. He sent an email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, received a response.
Finally, he prints out a 150 page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized printer then turns to the shepherd and says, "You have exactly 1586 sheep."
"That is correct; take one of the sheep." said the shepherd.
He watches the young man select one of the animals and bundle it into his car.
Then the shepherd says: " If I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my sheep?"
"OK, why not." answered the young man.
"Clearly, you are a consultant." said the shepherd.
"That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"
"No guessing required." answers the shepherd.
"You turned up here although nobody called you. You want to get paid foran answer I already knew, to a question I never asked, and you know absolutely nothing about my business. Now give me back my dog."

I am guessing that a real consultant would have insisted that the shepard pay in advance for the satellite time and the paper :rofl.

Posted by Peskie at March 22, 2003 12:00 PM

Comments

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Posted by: Glenn at June 2, 2003 10:06 AM

Deffinatly rolf but steaddy on with the blond stuff ok. our artifitial intellegence is very sensitive.

Posted by: hjs at June 2, 2003 10:06 AM

The Consultant
A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of the dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Broni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the she...

Posted by: Rofl at June 2, 2003 10:06 AM