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The Truth Hurts - from a Cowboy named Bud

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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, obviously 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 man  stuffs 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.


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