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04-13-2003, 04:42
> 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."