Farmer and the Project Manager

Farmer and the Project Manager

A local farmer was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand new Mercedes 4X4 advanced out of a cloud of dust toward him.

The driver, a young man in a Armani suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and a YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the farmer, “If I can tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your flock, will you give me one?”

The farmer looked at the yuppie, then at his peacefully grazing flock and calmly answered “Sure!”

The yuppie parked the 4X4, whipped out his laptop, connected it to a cell-phone data link, surfed to a NASA page on the Internet where he called up a GPS satellite navigation system, scanned the area, opened up a database and some 60 spreadsheets of complex formulas.

Finally he printed out a 150 page report on his miniaturized printer, turned to the shepherd and said, “You have exactly 1,586 sheep!”

“That's correct!” said the shepherd. “As agreed you can take one of the sheep.”

He watched as the young man made a selection and bundled it into his 4X4. Then he added, “If I can tell you exactly what your business is will you give me my animal back?”

“Okay, why not.” answered the young man.

“You are a construction project manager.” said the farmer.

“You're right.” answered the yuppie. “How did you guess that?”

“Easy.” replied the farmer. “You turned up here, even though nobody called you. You wanted to be paid for information that I already knew, and you don't know *#@! about my business because you just took my dog.”

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