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Hot air balloon

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. okie

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    A man in a hot air balloon was over the English countryside and realized
    he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended
    a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend
    I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am." The woman
    below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 40
    feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude
    and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude." "You must be an
    engineer," said the balloonist. "I am," replied the woman, "How did you
    know?"
    "Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is, technically
    correct, but I've no idea what to make of your information, and the fact
    is I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If
    anything, you've delayed my trip." The woman below responded, "You must
    be in Management."
    "I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?" "Well," said the
    woman, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You have
    risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a
    promise which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath
    you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same
    position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."