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It's all hot air
« on: September 30, 2020, 02:57:41 PM »

A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost.

He reduced altitude to try to figure out where he was when he spotted
a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can
you help me? I appear to be a little off course. 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 latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west

Amazed by what she said, the balloonist stated "You must be in
Information Technology!"

"I am," replied the woman, "How did you

"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 that I am still lost. Frankly, you've not been much
help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip."

The woman below smiled and 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."
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