"It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." - Winston Churchill
Just received this email joke, would like to dedicated to my dear friend Coconut in this quiet market.
A peasant was overseeing his herd of animals in the last family farm in Singapore when suddenly a brand new BMW advanced out of the dust cloud towards him.
The driver, a young man in a Armani Suit, Gucci Shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie, leans ou the window and asks the peasant, "If I tell you exactly how many sows and piglets you have in your herd, will you give me a piglet?".
The peasant 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 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 than accesses a 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 colour, 150 page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and turns to the peasant, "You have exactly 986 pigs and piglets."
"That's right. Well, I guess you can take on of my piglets." replied the peasant.
He watches the young man select one of the animal and looks on amused as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.
Then the peasant says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my piglet?"
The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"
"You're a MP for the PAP", says the peasant
"Wow! That's correct," says the Yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"
"No guessing required." answered the peasant. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid inspite of the your million dollar salary for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You tried o show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about pigs... this is a herd of goats... Now, give me back my dog."