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the sheperd

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by nipperwolf, Apr 13, 2003.


  1. nipperwolf

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    > A shepherd was tending his flock in a remote pasture
    > when suddenly a brand-new Jeep Cherokee appeared out of
    > a dust cloud, advanced toward him and stopped. The
    > driver, a 24-year-old young man wearing 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 looked at the young guy, then at his
    > peacefully grazing flock, and calmly answered, "Sure."
    >
    > The young man parked his car, whipped out his notebook
    > computer, connected it to a cell phone, surfed to a
    > NASA page on the Internet where he called up a GPS
    > satellite navigation system, scanned the area, then
    > opened up a database and some Excel spreadsheets with
    > complex formulas. He finally printed out a 150-page
    > report on his hi-tech miniaturized printer, turned
    > around to our shepherd and said, "You have here exactly
    > 1,586 sheep!"
    >
    > "Amazing! That's correct! Like I agreed, you can take
    > one of my sheep," said the shepherd.
    >
    > The shepherd watched the man make a selection and
    > bundle it into his Cherokee. When he was finished the
    > shepherd said, "If I can tell you exactly what your
    > political persuasion is, where you're from and who you
    > work for, will you give me my sheep back?"
    >
    > "Okay, why not," answered the young man.
    >
    > "You're a Democrat from Palm Beach and you're working
    > for Jesse Jackson," said the shepherd.
    >
    > "Wow! That's correct," said the young man. "How did you
    > ever guess that?"
    >
    > "Easy," answered the shepherd. "Nobody called you, but
    > you showed up here anyway. You want to be paid for
    > providing a solution to a question for which I already
    > knew the answer. And, you don't have any idea what
    > you're doing because you just took my dog."