Thursday, May 14, 2015

tourism with economists

We went on a very nice group tour of some botanical gardens yesterday, guided by a sweet old Swiss lady. I don't think she knew what to do with us.

Guide: We don't have any tours in the winter because the ferry doesn't run.
Economist 1: Why not?
Guide: There are no tourists at that time of year.
Economist 1: But couldn't it be that there are no tourists because there are no ferries running?
Guide: [Blank dumbfounded stare.]
Economist 2: This isn't an academic seminar!
All economists: [hearty laughter; muttered discussion on causal mechanisms of tourism.]

Okay, so economists have a pretty terrible sense of humor...


JohnRaymond said...

Cringe time.

Rebecca te Velde said...

That is hilarious, but you are mean!