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, 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.
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

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 other put together! What
on earth does it do?"

The shopkeeper replied, "Well, I haven't actually seen it do anything, but
the other monkeys call him the project manager."