A Tale of Two Economists
On something of a holiday in Tasmania last week, I learned a great new joke about economists...(more under the fold...)
My partner willingly sacrificed half our holiday so that I could give three peak oil presentations to small audiences in Hobart and Launceston. Over a drink after one of the presentations, during the doom and gloom discussions that inevitably follow, my partner insisted on a round of jokes to lighten up the mood. I am indebted to Piers (a new addition to ASPO Hobart) for this gem, which brightened up our whole week:
Two economists find themselves locked in a basement. They're not sure what time it is, because it's dark and they can't read their watches. They think it's nearly dinner time, cause they're starting to feel hungry. But they're not worried; they are not starting to panic - because they know that their demand will create sandwiches for them!
The next day I told this joke just before I showed this slide with the EIA's oil 'forecast' - I'm pretty sure it helped to get my point across.
So what other peak oil related jokes have you heard? There's a lot of other people out there who need cheering up!