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Aaron_Mason
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11 Jul 2005, 10:29 pm

(this was posted to one of the forums provided by the university I go to...)

Once upon a time there was a shepherd looking after his sheep on the side of a deserted road. Suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a halt.

The driver, a man dressed in an Armani suit, Cerutti shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses, TAG-Heuer wrist-watch, and a Pierre Cardin tie, gets out and asks the Shepherd: "If I can tell you how many sheep you have, will you give me one of them?"

The shepherd looks at the young man, and then looks at the large flock of grazing sheep and replies: "Okay."

The young man parks the car, connects his laptop to the mobile-fax, enters a NASA Webster, scans the ground using his GPS, opens a database and 60 Excel tables filled with logarithms and pivot tables, then prints out a 150 page report on his high-tech mini- printer. He turns to the shepherd and says, "You have exactly 1,586 sheep here."

The shepherd cheers," That's correct, you can have your sheep."

The young man makes his pick and puts it in the back of his Porsche.

The shepherd looks at him and asks: "If I guess your profession, will you return my animal to me?"

The young man answers, "Yes, why not". The shepherd says, "You are an IT consultant ".

"How did you know?" asks the young man.
"Very simple," answers the shepherd. "First, you came here without being called. Second, you charged me a fee to tell me something I already knew, and third, you don't understand anything about my business...

Now can I have my DOG back?"


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11 Jul 2005, 10:37 pm

Why would he want a sheep? And Monk could have guessed without all that stuff.



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11 Jul 2005, 10:57 pm

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:



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12 Jul 2005, 4:30 am

Ghosthunter wrote:
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


Lighten up Ghosthunter, I thought it was pretty funny.

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12 Jul 2005, 5:07 am

ha ha ha , brilliant Aaron!



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12 Jul 2005, 5:51 am

I normally don't like many jokes, but I enjoyed that one, as it involved IT/Computers and it challenged the invincibility of the slick types; you know - the ones who are 'successful' because of the labels they wear.

The man sounded more like a businessman spivvying huckster than a real IT person.

Of course, I should have seen the DOG bit coming...



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12 Jul 2005, 6:06 am

Now was our archetypical yuppie computer consultant from IBM Global Services, Accenture, or Ovum?

Lets take that joke to the next level where the consultant recommends the shepard to replace his help with cheap offshore Rastafarian helpers. :twisted:



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12 Jul 2005, 6:20 am

hahaha, pretty funny, but i've seen funnier.