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The Cowboy

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jjlaughner, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

    Jan 12, 2001
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    The Cowboy
    A cowboy was herding his herd in a remote pasture when
    suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud
    towards him. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit,
    Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie, leans out
    the window and asks the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly
    how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will
    you give me a calf?"
    The cowboy looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then
    looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly
    answers, "Sure. Why not?"
    The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook
    computer,connects it to his AT&T 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 a 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
    Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report
    on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and
    finally turns to the cowboy and says, "You have
    exactly 1586 cows and calves."
    "That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my
    calves," says the cowboy.
    He watches the young man select one of the animals and
    looks on amused as the young man stuffs it into the
    trunk of his car.
    Then the cowboy says to the young man, "Hey, if I can
    tell you exactly what your business is, will you give
    me back my calf?"
    The young man thinks about it for a second and then
    says, "Okay, why not?"
    "You're a consultant systems analyst." says the
    "Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did
    you guess that?"
    "No guessing required." answered the cowboy "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 don't know
    anything about my business."
    "Now give me back my dog".
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

    Feb 24, 2000
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Bwahahahahahahahaha,now thats fawkin funny right there and I don't care who you are.... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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