This was forwarded to me at work. Thought people might get a kick out
A tourist walked into a pet shop and was looking at the animals on
While he was there, another customer walked in and said to the
shopkeeper, "I'll have an AutoCAD monkey, please." The shopkeeper
nodded, went over to a cage at the side of the shop and took out a
monkey. He fitted a collar and leash, handed it to the customer, saying,
"That'll be $5,000." The customer paid and walked out with his monkey.
Startled, the tourist went over to the shopkeeper and said, "That was a
very expensive monkey. Most of them are only few hundred dollars. Why
did that one cost so much?" The Shopkeeper answered, "Ah, that monkey
can draw in AutoCAD - very fast, clear layouts, no mistakes, well worth
The tourist looked at a monkey in another cage. "That one's
even more expensive! $10,000! What does it do?"
"Oh, that one's a Design monkey; it can design systems, layout projects,
mark-up drawings, write specifications, some even calculations. All the
really useful stuff," said the shopkeeper.
The tourist looked around for
a little longer and saw a third monkey in its own cage. The price tag
around its neck read $50,000. He gasped to the shopkeeper, "That one
costs more than all the others put together! What on earth does it do?"
The shopkeeper replied, "Well, I haven't actually seen it do anything,
but it says it's a Project Manager."