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?”
Budhi Ram 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 macBook Air computer, connects it to his iphone, and surfs to a NASApage 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 iPhoto and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany
Within seconds, he receives an email on his iPhone 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 iPhone and, after a few minutes, receives a response.
Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized LaserJet printer, turns to Budhi Ramy and says, “You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves.”
“That’s right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves,” says Budhi- Ram.
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 Budhi Ram says to the young man, “Hey, if I can tell you exactly who you are and what is your business , will you give me back my calf?”
The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, “Okay, why not?”
“You’re Rahul Gandhi, says Budhi- Ram.
“Wow! That’s correct,” says the yuppie idiot, “but how did you guess that?”
“No guessing required.” answered Budhi Ram. “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.