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An appropriate joke.......


Mar 15, 2005
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A man in a hot air balloon realizes he is lost. He spots a man in a field below and lowers his altitude. He shouts to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet them around here an hour ago, but I don't know where I am." The man in the field consults his portable GPS and replies, "You're in a hot air balloon approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 1020 feet above sea level at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

The man in the balloon rolled his eyes and said, "You must be an airline pilot."

"I am", replied the man. "How did you know?".

"Well", answered the balloonist, "Everything you have told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been too much help to me."

The man in the field smiled and said, "You must be airline managment."

"I am", replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well", said the pilot, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to your position sue to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before you asked for my help but now, somehow, it's my fault."

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