This is a cute story. Don’t stop me if you’ve heard it before. A rancher was tending his herd in a pasture somewhere east of town (along highway 5 I think). Down the road comes this high-end SUV whose driver was dressed in a 3-piece suit, was sporting a Rolex, was wearing expensive sunglasses, shoes shined, the whole package. He says to the rancher, “If I can tell you exactly how many cattle you have in your herd will you give me one”? The rancher looks at him and calmly says sure. SO the guy parks his car, whips out his iPad, plugs it in to a USB port, accesses GPS, opens up a database, sends an email and after getting a reply says, “You have exactly 1,586 cattle here”. The rancher says, “That’s correct. You can take one of them”. He watches the guy select an animal and bundle it into his vehicle. Then the rancher says, “If I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my animal”? The guy says, “Sure, why not”? “You must be a consultant”, says the rancher. “That’s correct”, says the guy, “But how did you guess that”? “No guessing required”, answers the rancher.” “You turned up here although nobody called you. You want to get paid to tell me an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. And you don’t know anything about my business. Now, give me back my dog”!
That’s Coffeetalk. I’m Vic Dubois.