A man in a hot air baloon

29 May

A man in a hot air balloon 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 30 feet
above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees north altitude
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
are 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, you’ve managed to make it my fault.”

1 Comment

Posted by on May 29, 2007 in Humour


One response to “A man in a hot air baloon

  1. FBI

    June 1, 2007 at 12:19 am

    Cannot tahan any more, have to write something. Been waiting for a joke like this for a long…long time!
    Really had a good laugh, able to relate to the scenario…but suddenly reality slap on the face! 99.9% of our management is engineers…yet we are (seem) lost, what give? Will the wind blow at the right direction for “the hot air balloon” to reach the destination?


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