IT maniacs

Hey guys, it's one of the selected jokes for you :-)
Once upon a time there was a shepherd looking after his flock on the
side of a deserted road. Suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a
The driver, a man dressed in an Armani suit, Ray-Ban sunglasses,

TAG-Heuer wrist-watch, and a Pierre Cardin tie, gets out and asks the
Shepherd: 'If I can tell you how many sheep you have, will you give me
one of them?'
The shepherd looks at the young man, and then looks at the large flock
of grazing sheep and replies: 'Okay.'
The young man parks the car, connects his laptop to the mobile-fax,
scans the ground using his GPS, opens a database and 20 Excel tables
filled with logarithms and pivot tables, then prints out a 50 page
report on his high-tech mini-printer. He turns to the shepherd and
says, 'You have exactly 1,586 sheep here.'

The shepherd cheers,' That's correct, you can have your sheep.'

The young man makes his pick and puts it in the back of his Porsche.
The shepherd looks at him and asks: 'If I guess your profession, will
you return my animal to me?'

The young man answers, 'Yes, why not'. The shepherd says, 'You are an
IT consultant '.

'How did you know?' asks the young man.
'Very simple,' answers the shepherd. 'First, you came here without being
Second, you charged me a fee to tell me something which I already knew,
and third, you don't understand anything about my business...

Now can I have my DOG back?'