A COWBOY NAMED BUD...

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Peters Realty SB065509

 

 


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, who obviously is 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 manstuffs 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.

Comments (5)

Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

Classic! Love it!  Thanks for the Friday chuckle. 

Nov 04, 2011 08:10 AM
Steve Peters, Jr.
Peters Realty - Newport, PA
Broker/Owner Peters Realty

Makes a lot of sense to me..................

Nov 04, 2011 08:16 AM
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Okay Steve, you got me on that one.  Pretty funny!

Nov 04, 2011 08:16 AM
Steve Peters, Jr.
Peters Realty - Newport, PA
Broker/Owner Peters Realty

This may even be a true story........

Nov 04, 2011 08:21 AM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Hi Steve!  Too funny!  Thanks for sharing and for the much needed laugh for the day.  Enjoy your weekend.

Nov 04, 2011 08:57 AM