I do CAD work, among other things, so a relative sent me the
following joke. I thought it might be appropriate for chess players with
the same strange sense of humor I have.
A tourist walked into a pet shop and was looking at the animals on
display. While he was there, another customer walked in and said to
the shopkeeper, "I'd like to purchase a CAD 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 lead, and handed it to
the customer. "That will be $5,000." said the shopkeeper.
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 a few hundred
dollars. Why did that one cost so much?"
The shopkeeper answered, "Ah, that monkey can draw on CAD - very
fast, clear layouts, no mistakes, well worth the money."
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, even does some calculations. All the
really useful stuff", said the shopkeeper.
The tourist looked around for a little longer and saw a third monkey in
a cage of its own. 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 looked up and replied, "Well, I haven't actually seen
it do anything, but it claims to be an engineer."