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’ll have a welder 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 leash, handed it to the customer, saying, “That’ll be $5000.” 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 but why did that one cost so much?”
The Shopkeeper answered, “oh, that monkey can weld very well, makes fast and clean weld, no defect, 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 Supervisor monkey; it can supervise welding monkey very well, read markup drawings, write specifications, some even calculate. All the really useful stuff,” said the shopkeeper.
The tourist looked around for a little longer and saw a third monkey in its own cage. 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 replied, “Well, I haven’t actually seen it do anything, but it says it’s a Welding Inspector.