An Anecdote: Why not to wear a Rolex

16Jul10

Once upon a time there was a shepherd looking after his sheep in the green and rolling hills of a remote part of England. Suddenly, a brand new Land Rover roars up the country lane and screeches to a halt next to him. The driver – a young man wearing an Armani suit, Ralph Lauren shoes, Gucci sunglasses and a Rolex – gets out and asks the shepherd, ‘If I guess how many sheep you have, will you give me one of them?’


The shepherd looks at the young man, then looks at the grazing sheep and replies, ‘Okay.’ The young man whips out his iPhone, logs onto the NASA website, scans the ground using his GPS, opens a database and prints out a report on his portable printer. He turns to the shepherd and says, ‘You have 1,586 sheep here.’ The shepherd answers, ‘That’s correct, you may have your sheep.’

The young man takes his animal and puts it in the back of his Land Rover. The shepherd looks at the young man and says, ‘If I guess your profession, will you return the animal to me?’

‘Yes, why not.’
‘You are a management consultant.’
‘That’s amazing, how did you know?’

‘Very simple,’ answers the shepherd. ‘First, you come here without being called. Second, you charge me for something I already knew and third, you don’t understand anything about my business. Now can I have my dog back please?’

Sorry if you are a consultant, but you have to smile at that!  And wearing a Rolex and other big luxury labels does kind of say a lot about you… that’s why we’re not into status symbols at Watch Me Go. Instead we go for quirky, fashionable and unique watch designs that we really love, and think will make you look and feel great. I wonder what cool watch that shepherd was wearing?

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2 Responses to “An Anecdote: Why not to wear a Rolex”

  1. 1 Helen

    The shepherd gave the consultant a sheep. He asked for his dog back from the management consultant! I’m confused

  2. 2 Ryan

    He asked for his dog back because that’s what he gave the management consultant. The management consultant didn’t know anything about his business, aka he didn’t know the difference between the sheep and the dog.


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