A boy was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said, ”If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess.” He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket.
The frog spoke up again and said, ”If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful Princess, I will stay with you for one week.” The boy took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, ”If you kiss me and turn me back into a Princess, I’ll stay with you and do *Anything* you want.” Again the boy took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.
Finally, the frog asked, ”What is it? I’ve told you I’m a beautiful Princess, that I’ll stay with you for a week and do *Anything* you want. Why won’t you kiss me?
The boy said, ”Look I’m a computer programmer. I don’t have time for girlfriends, but a talking frog is really cool.”
Two government economists were returning
home from a field meeting. As with all government travelers, they were
assigned the cheapest seats on the plane so they each were
the center seat on opposite sides of the aisle.
continued their discussion of the knotty problem that had been the
subject of their meeting through takeoff and meal service until finally
one of the passengers in an aisle seat offered to trade places so they
could talk and he could sleep.
After switching seats, one
economist remarked to the other that it was
the first time an
economic discussion ever kept anyone awake.
Bill and Boris are taking a break from a long summit, Boris says to Bill, -Bill, you know, I have a big problem I don’t know what to do about. I have a hundred bodyguards and one of them is a traitor. I don’t know which one. -Not a big deal Boris, I’m stuck with a hundred economists I have to listen to all the time before any policy decision, and only one tells the truth but it’s never the same one.-0+
An econometrician and an astrologer are arguing about their subjects. The astrologer says, ”Astrology is more scientific. My predictions come out right half the time. Yours can’t even reach that proportion”. The econometrician replies, ”That’s because of external shocks. Stars don’t have those”.-0+