A sheep joke
The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects
it to his Nokia 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-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-colour, 150-page report on his hi-tech,
miniaturized Epson inkjet printer and then turns to the shepherd and
says, "You have exactly 1586 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 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 animal?"
The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay,
"You're a consultant." says the shepherd.
"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "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 know
jack all about my business... "
" ... Now give me back my dog"