C Monkey

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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 C-monkey please". The shopkeeper nodded, went
over to a cage at the side of the shop, and took out a monkey. He fit a
collar and leash and handed it to the customer, saying "That'll be

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. Why did it cost so much?"

The shopkeeper answered, "Ah, that monkey can program in C - very fast,
tight code, no bugs, well worth the money."

The tourist looked at the monkey in another cage. "That one's even more
expensive - $10,000! What does it do?" "Oh, that one's a C++ monkey; it
can manage object-oriented programming, Visual C++, even some Java. All
the really useful stuff," said the shopkeeper.

The tourist looked around for a little longer and saw a third monkey in
a cage of its own.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 consultant."

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