FW: a cowboy named Bud

  1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
    OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago

    A cowboy named Bud in modern times.

    A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote pasture 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
    tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy,     "If I tell you exactly how
    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
    NASApage 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
    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 Laser
    Jet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You     have exactly 1,586 cows and
    "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
    "You're an aide in the Obama Administration", 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
    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
    people make a living - or about cows, for that matter.      This is a herd of
    sheep.     ...
    Now give me back my dog!