So this consultant walks into a bar...
November 19, 2007 7:19 AM Subscribe
JokeFilter: Seeking a consultant joke heard about 5 years ago.
posted by Miko to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
So sometime at my last job, 5-8 years ago, I heard what I remember as a pretty clever joke about consultants. Unfortunately, I can't remember much about it. I think the setup was a long story, not apparently related to a consultant, but in some other occupation. The joke peaked when someone said to the main character "You shouldn't call yourself a _______[whatever it was], you should call yourself a consultant." The main character asks why, and the punchline is something like "Because you came here knowing nothing about what you were talking about, told a bunch of people how to do what they already know how to do, left without solving any problems, and got paid for it."
Only, it was funny.
I realize this is a shot in the dark, but since it's the kind of thing that probably crops up in keynote addresses and corporate seminars from time to time, I'm hoping it rings a bell for someone. Thanks!