I got a great laugh out of this!
A West Texas cowboy was herding his cows in a remote pasture whensuddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Bansunglasses and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the cowboy, “If Itell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, willyou give me a calf?” The cowboy looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at hispeacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, “Sure, Why not?” The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer,connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA pageon the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite navigation system toget an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASAsatellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop andexports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany . Withinseconds receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has beenprocessed and the data stored. He then accesses a MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excelspreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes,receives a response. Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech,miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and finally turns to the cowboy andsays, “You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves.” “That’s right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves,” says thecowboy. He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks onamused as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car. Then the cowboy says to the young man, “Hey, if I ca n tell you exactlywhat your business is, will you give me back my calf?” The young manthinks about it for a second and then says, “Okay, why not?” You’re a Congressman for the U.S. Government”, says the cowboy. “Wow! That’s correct,” says the yuppie, “but how did you guess that?” “No guessing required.” answered the cowboy. “You showed up here eventhough nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You tried to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don’t know a thing about cows…….. Now give me back my dog.”