Guessing the occupations of people can prove to be quite tricky if you don't know what to observe. Here's a hilarious joke about a farmer who accurately guesses what a young man does.
A farmer was overlooking his herd when he noticed a sparkling new car emerge from a cloud of dust to approach him.
A young man pokes his head out of the window and says to the farmer, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?"
Amused by his confidence, the farmer agrees to the request, and the young man immediately gets out of his car. He whips out his laptop and phone.
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The man, obviously a yuppie, stood beside him, opened his laptop, connects his phone, and gets on the internet. Then, he calls up a GPS company to get an exact fix on his location, then feeds to another satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.
He then opens the high-res photo on his computer, sends it to a processing company in Hamburg, Germany. Within seconds, he receives a mail that said the image was saved, analyzed, and the data was stored.
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The young man accesses a database through an Excel spreadsheet and prints out a full color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized printer. He turns to the farmer and says: "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."
"That's right," the farmer said. "Well, I guess you can take one of my calves." He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as he stuffs it into the trunk of his car.
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The farmer calls to the young man and says. "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?" The man thinks to himself and says, "Okay, why not?"
Without a second of hesitation, the farmer says, "You're a politician." The young man is astonished at his response and says, "Wow! That's correct, how did you guess that?"
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"I didn't guess," said the farmer. "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."
The farmer continued, "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."
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The farmer concluded with, "This is a herd of sheep. Now give me back my dog."
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