Who is the Auditor? – Funny Story

Once upon a time there was a shepherd looking after his sheep on the side of a deserted road. Suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a halt. The driver, a man dressed in an Armani suit, Cerutti shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses, TAG-Heuer wrist-watch, and a Pierre Cardin tie gets out and asks the shepherd, ‘If I can tell you how many sheep you have, will you give me one of them?’ The shepherd looks at the young man, then looks at the large flock of grazing sheep and replies, ‘Okay.’

The young man parks the car, connects his laptop to the mobile-fax, enters a NASA Website, scans the ground using his GPS, opens a database and 60 Excel tables filled with algorithms and pivot tables. He then prints out a 150-page report on his high-tech mini-printer, turns to the shepherd and says, ‘’You have exactly 1,586 sheep.’ The shepherd cheers, ‘That’s correct, you can have your sheep.’

The young man takes one of the animals from the flock and puts it in the back of his Porsche. The shepherd looks at him and asks, ‘If I guess your profession, will you return my animal to me?’ The young man answers, ‘Yes, why not?’ The shepherd says, ‘You are an auditor.’     ‘How did you know?’ asks the young man. ‘Very simple,’ answers the shepherd.
‘Firstly, you came here without being wanted.
Secondly, you charged me a fee to tell me something I already knew.

Thirdly, you don’t understand anything about my business.

Now can I have my dog back?

8 Responses to Who is the Auditor? – Funny Story

  1. Jim August 6, 2014 at 6:19 PM #

    Dear Wael B,

    are you an Auditor?

  2. Habeebi July 19, 2011 at 4:15 PM #

    Auditor takes all information from owner and his staff and give a report which they know before him. And the auditor writes he don’t take any ownership of the report. Every body ask for auditors report… what a foolish world, sorry fools who insist for auditors report.

  3. Dedhia July 18, 2011 at 6:04 AM #

    i was acting as auditor  till i realised moral of this story long back.

    it is more true of so called management consultants.

    they charge a bomb just to say what the client already knows.


  4. YusefQasemQufaanAl-Yemeni July 17, 2011 at 7:19 PM #

    lmaoooo theres no difference btwn a sheep and a dog to auditors lol 🙂

  5. Goldypearl July 17, 2011 at 3:56 PM #

    smart shepherd, fool auditor!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Wael B July 17, 2011 at 11:19 AM #

    I didnt get one thing, why did he say “Now can I have my dog back?” at the end? Why did he say dog? or is it typing mistake?

    • Rami Y. Nasser July 17, 2011 at 2:43 PM #

      Brother Wael ,

      It’s not a typing mistake , this is the plain truth that proves auditors are only good at numbers ……. u see he even could’nt differentiate between a dog and a sheep ( he taught the dog he took was a sheep ) .

    • Jim August 6, 2014 at 6:20 PM #

      Dear Wael,

      You are an Auditor Rite?