May 22, 2004 at 11:43 am #8814XV16Participant
A shepherd was looking after his sheep on the side of a deserted road.
Suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a halt. The driver, a young man dressed in an Armani suit, Ray Bans, Rolex watch, White Cerutti shoes, tailor-made mauve shirt, with a Boss tie.
He gets out and asks the shepherd ‘If I can guess how many sheep you have, can I keep one?’
The shepherd looks at the large flock of sheep and says ‘Okay’.
The young man connects his laptop to his mobile phone/fax, enters the NASA website, scans the field using his GPS, opens the database linked to 60 Excel tables, filled with logarithms and pivot tables, then he prints out a 150 page report on his high tech mini printer. He studies the reports and says to the shepherd ‘You have 1586 sheep’.
The shepherd replies, “That’s correct. You can have the pick of my flock.”
The young man packs away his equipment, looks at the flock and puts one into the boot of the Porsche.
As he is about to leave, the Shepherd says, “If I can guess what your profession is will you return the animal to me?’
The young man thinks for a minute and says ‘Okay’.
The shepherd says ‘You are a Management Consultant’.
The young man says’ Correct, how did you know?’
The Shepherd replied, ‘Simple. First you came here without being invited.
Second you charge me a fee for something I already knew.
Third, you don’t understand anything about my business.’
Now, can I have my dog back?’
Please note that some of the comments and articles posted may not represent my views or the views of FORUM99 and its moderators.
HELP KEEP THIS FORUM ALIVE! PLEASE DONATE.May 29, 2004 at 11:05 am #19298ScouserParticipant
oh so true! Very good, that one will do the rounds at work.
Did you spot the deliberate mistake though?
He put the sheepdog in the boot? (that’s were the engine lives!) Must be a graduate, plenty of knowledge but no sense!May 29, 2004 at 3:33 pm #19299imperialdataKeymaster
Congrats on winning the “Anorak of the month” award, Scouser.
Unless it was a Porsche 924, 944, 928, Cayenne etc of course…..
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.