A man walking along a road in the countryside comes across a
shepherd and a huge flock of sheep. He tells the shepherd, "I
will bet you $100 against one of your sheep that I can tell
you the exact number in this flock."
The shepherd thinks it over; it's a big flock so he takes the
"973," says the man.
The shepherd is astonished, because that is exactly right.
He says "OK, I'm a man of my word, take one of them." The man picks
one up and begins to walk away.
"Wait," yells the shepherd, "Let me have a chance to get
even. Double or nothing that I can guess your exact
occupation." The man says sure.
"You are an economist for a government think tank," says the
"Amazing!" responds the man, "You are exactly right! But tell
me, how did you deduce that?"
"Well," says the shepherd, "put down my DOG and I will tell
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