Man in a Balloon

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Man in a Balloon

Post by jollyrgr » Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:50 am

A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. Descending a bit more he shouted, "Excuse me, can you help? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago but I do not know where I am."<p>The woman replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40/41 degrees latitude, north, and 59/60 degrees west, longitude."<p>"You must be an engineer", said the balloonist.<p>"I am", replied the woman, "How did you know?"<p>"Well", answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct but I have no idea what to make of your information and the fact is, I am still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all, if anything you have delayed my trip."<p>The woman below responded, "You must be Management".<p>"I am," replied the balloonist, "But how did you know?"<p>"Well," replied 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 have no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problem. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it is my fault!!!"
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Re: Man in a Balloon

Post by thesprocket » Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:01 pm

It is not surprising that the manager is lost, there are not many landmarks several hundred miles out on the North Atlantic, that also explains why the engineer answered him in terms of Lat./Long.<p>Image

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Re: Man in a Balloon

Post by jollyrgr » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:45 pm

ROTFLMAO<p>That's what I get for doing a copy and paste of a joke I receive! The location is even funnier than the joke!
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Post by ezpcb » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:15 pm

it's funny. a few years before when somebody ask me where he was, I told him the name of district and No. of street. But after I have a hand held GPS, I'm intend to tell him the latitude, longitude and altitude of current location :-)<p>Mike
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