On this episode of Humor Talks, we chat with Vandad Pourbahrami. Vandad is a humor researcher / consultant / facilitator for Humor That Works, as well as storyteller and comedian. We talk with Vandad about his discover of humor as a valuable tool for consulting, some of the compelling research on humor in the workplace… Read more
Office humor from out on the farm:
A shepherd was herding his flocks in a pasture when a brand new Jeep Cherokee pulled up beside him. The driver, a young man in an expensive suit, leaned out of the window and asked the shepherd: "If I can tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your flock, will you give me one?"
The shepherd looks at the man and then at his flock and calmly answers "sure!" The man parks the car, whips out his notebook, connects it to a cell-phone, surfs to a NASA page on the Internet where he calls up a GPS satellite navigation system, scans the area, opens up a complex Excel spreadsheet. He prints out a 150 page report on his hi-tech miniaturized printer, turns to the shepherd and says: "You have exactly 1586 sheep!"
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