Counting sheep

A reader sent me this joke in response to my last entry about McKinsey’s recommendations on our tourism sector.

A guy is driving around in his Porsche in the countryside. He stops outside a field full of sheep, walks up to the shepherd and says “I’ve got an offer. I’ll guess how many sheep you’ve got in this field, and if I guess right, I get to take a sheep with me, and if I guess wrong, you get my car.”

Shepherd thinks he’s on to a sure thing and agrees.

“137” says the driver.”Damn me, you’re right.” says the shepherd and dutifully hands over a sheep.

The man walks away, stuffs the sheep in his car, and is about to drive away when the shepherd knocks on his window. “I’ve got a proposal for you. If I can guess what you do for a living, I get to take your car. If I’m wrong, you can have all my sheep.”

“Done”, says the driver, counting up the number of nights he could be kept happy with 137 sheep.

“You’re a McKinsey consultant”, says the shepherd.

“Bloody hell, how did you guess?”

“Easy. You come in here uninvited, you tell me what I already know, and then you charge me for it.”

 

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  1. WOW…i love it!

  2. MAN WHAT A GREAT JOKE – IS MCKINSEY THAT BAD. WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT THEM AND DO OUR SMALL COUNTRY REQUIRE A BIG FIRM LIKE THEM TO CONSULT FOR US.

    I AM SURE THERE IS SOMETHING GOOD THAT WE CAN COME OUT OF IT. EXCEPT THE COST – STUDIES LIKE THESE SHOULD ALWAYS BE WELCOMED.

    I AM ALL FOR IT NOW THAT THE JOB IS ALMOST DONE – LETS BE OPTIMISTIC AND ADOPT SOME OF THE GOOD ONES PROPOSED. HOWEVER, WE NEED TO SEE SOME PEOPLE CHANGED WITHIN THE RELEVANT TOURISM SECTOR FOR TOURISM TO CHANGE. WHEN I SAY RELEVANT SECTORS -THEY ARE TCB, DRUK AIR, IMMIGRATION, HOTEL ASSICIATION, GUIDE ASSOICATION, ABTO ETC. We know that nothing will happen overnight but it is an earnest aspiration……

  3. Nice joke. I just wish our Lyonchen JYT is so much as clever as this shepherd.

  4. I thought they are good!

  5. I think I may just be extending this whole diversion into jokes about consultants…but its Friday (and where I live, thats the end of a working week)…so here is my contribution:

    A guy was walking through the forest one day when a frog called out to him from the side of the path…

    It said “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into an enchanting, beautiful princess”. He bent over, picked up the frog, put it in his pocket and continued with his walk.

    The frog chimed up again and said, “If you kiss me and turn me back into an enchanting and beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week.” The guy stopped, took the frog out of his pocket, smiled fondly at it, returned it to his pocket and resumed his walk.

    The frog then cried out, “If you kiss me and turn me back into an enchanting, beautiful princess, I will stay with you and you can do anything you want with me.” Again the guy took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.

    Finally, the frog asks in exasperation, “What the hell is wrong with you? I’ve told you I’m an enchanting, beautiful princess; that I’ll stay with you and let you do anything you want with me. Why won’t you kiss me?”

    The guy said, “Look, I’m a consultant. I don’t have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog – How Cool is THAT!! “

  6. its nice.

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