Oh, how true!

A farmer named Sam was overseeing his herd in a remote hilly pasture in Hereford 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 farmer, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?"

Sam looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing animals 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® spread sheet with email on his Blackberry® and, after a few minutes, receives a response.

Finally, he prints out a full-colour, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet® printer, turns to the Farmer and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."

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

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 Sam 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 Member of the European Parliament", says Sam.

"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required." answered Sam. "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 pounds 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.


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  • love it thanks!

  • Oh really good. I love it

  • That is great must send it to my Son in Germany he will appreciate it,lol

  • The EU also made British companies increase holidays from 25 to 28 days, stopped employers from forcing British workers to work more than 48 hours a week and so on and so forth. I agree there are problems with it but they have stopped some of the worst excesses this terrible govt. have tried to impose on us. I for one am grateful for that. x

  • Sorry cough, are you living on a different planet to the rest of us?

  • No need to get personal. Cough is merely expressing a counter argument in support of some of the positive things that come out of Europe. Sure there are many negatives as well but the argument is not completely one-sided and others opinions are equally valid. Personally I'd live in fear of a future outside of Europe lead by Cameron or Farage.

  • I was not talking to you. Cough and I often have little banters and understand each other. I'll have no truck with you. but be prepared to "live in fear!"

  • QED. I'm trembling now.

  • Don't be so childish! It was you that said you would "Live in fear."

  • brilliant Nikkers, very funny and true lol :D jimmy xxx :)

  • I thought you'd like that one Jimmy. Lol X

  • Brilliant

  • Brilliant! Xx

  • How so very true

  • Hi Nikkers,

    That is so funny!! LOL I will be passing it around. Thanks.

    hugs from Huggs xxx :)

  • lol very good thank you xxx

  • I liked it Nikkers, give us another one. thanks.

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