Congratulations on another tax season! Here it is the final tax season joke of the week. We hope they’ve brought some much need humor into the office.
Once upon a time there was a rancher standing at the entrance to one of his pastures, full of sheep. Suddenly, a brand new SUV screeches to a halt next to him. The driver, a young man dressed in a Brioni suit, Cerruti shoes, Ray-Ban glasses, and an YSL tie gets out and asks the rancher, “If I guess how many sheep you have, can I have one of them?”
The rancher looks at the young man, then looks at his sheep, and says: – “OK, it’s a deal.”
The young man parks his SUV, connects his notebook and his mobile, enters a NASA site, scans the ground using his GPS, opens a database and 60 excel tables filled with algorithms, then prints a 150-pages report on his high-tech mini printer. He then turns to the rancher and says: – “You have exactly 1586 sheep here.”
The rancher says, “That’s absolutely amazing. You’re right!” The young man picks up an animal and puts it in the back of his SUV. The rancher continues, “Before you go, if I can guess your profession, can I have my animal back?”
This sounds reasonable to the young man and he says, “Sure!”
The rancher says: – “You are an Arthur Andersen consultant!”
“How did you know?” asks the young man.
“Very simple,” answers the rancher, “First you came here uninvited. Second, you gave me information I already knew. Third, you know nothing about my business. Now, can I have my dog back?”