What Economists Do
Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 2:56 PM by Diogo | E-mail this post
A mathematician, an accountant and an economist apply for the same job.
The interviewer calls in the mathematician and asks "What do two plus two equal?" The mathematician replies "Four." The interviewer asks "Four, exactly?" The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says "Yes, four, exactly."
Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The accountant says "On average, four - give or take ten percent, but on average, four."
Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says "What do you want it to equal?"
E depois nós é que somos merceneiros... Olha que depois desta didi não há volta a dar!
ó minha cara amiga, não é merceneiros, é merceeiros, de ter uma mercearia e andar a fazer contas com o lápis atrás do ouvido! :P
e meu caro, então acho que até fui simpática!!! pelo menos os merceeiros são gente simples e honesta, e os economistas... são merceneiros... "what do you want it to equal?"