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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sounds About Right to Me! Unfortunately!

A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in California when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust.

The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?"

Bud 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 Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite 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 an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet 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, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."

"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud.

He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

Then Bud 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 Congressman for the U..S. Government", says Bud.

"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. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of sheep. ....
Now give me back my dog.

A good friend of mine sent this to me -- had to share it. It would be really funny if it wasn't so true and that makes it scary!!


jabblog said...

Yes Sylvia - funny but scarily too close to the truth! (Made me laugh though ;-))

Peggy said...

You;re right, scary funny!
It just smacks you in the face with how much truth there is in it!

Janie said...


bobbie said...

Really, so sad. But I had to chuckle.

Elizabeth Bradley said...


Kay said...

Hilarious, Sylvia! However, you're right. There's probably more truth to this than we want to know.

robin andrea said...

That's very funny, sylvia. As much as I think Congress has an important role to play, I do think they've lost touch with the rest of us.

Lin Floyd said...

living in cowboy country-the west and having had a grandpa who was a sheepherder that is more than funny! lol!

Susan at Stony River said...

Sylvia, should we laugh or cry?! A while back I found a fiction market that wanted "humorous horror": scary stories that were funny. I couldn't picture that. Now I think maybe I get it...

Quilt Works said...

Thanks for putting a smile on my face!

Dianne said...

when I got to 'give me back my dog' I was laughing so hard!!

Christella said...

Funny and true. Now that's a combination that's hard to beat.

Samyukta said...

Hi. I chanced upon your blog through Iyer Sir's one. I was in a sombre mood and suddenly your blog put a smile on my face. Thanks.

Merisi said...

Thank heaven,
there are politicians around who try to do an honest job.

Lew said...

Clearly a glitch in the image recognition software! And clearly a Gov. program run amuck.

Sujatha said...

File under sad but true. :(

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