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A good shepherd joke

by Michael Ford last modified 07 May, 2020 05:26 PM

Here's a joke from Bishop Karen, for the IT- aware/ wary among us...

A shepherd was looking after his sheep one day on the side of a deserted road, when suddenly a brand-new racing car screeches to a halt. The driver, dressed in a designer suit, designer shoes, designer sunglasses, designer watch, and a designer 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 sheep grazing and replies ‘Okay’. The young man parks the car, connects his laptop to his mobile, enters a NASA website, scans the ground using his GPS, opens a database with 60 excel tables with logarithms and pivot tables and then prints out a 150-page report on his high-tech mini-printer. He turns to the shepherd and says, ‘You have exactly 1,586 sheep here.’

Rather surprised the shepherd says, ‘That’s correct, you can have your sheep.’ The young man takes the animal and puts it in the back of his car. Just as the man is about to drive off, the shepherd asks him: ‘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 ‘Firstly you came here without being called. Secondly you charged me a fee to tell me something I already knew, and thirdly you don’t understand anything about my business. Now please can I have my dog back?’

Read Bishop Karen's sermon here.

Our 'Lifting the spirits' page is here.

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