Email Subject: Hot Air Balloon
A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost.
He reduces height and spots a man in a field below.
He lowers the balloon further and shouts:
“Excuse me, I’m lost, can you tell me where I am?”
The man below says: “Yes, you’re in a hot air balloon,
hovering about 30 feet above this field.”
“You must be an engineer” said the balloonist.
“I am,” replies the man, “How did you know?”
“Well,” said the balloonist, “everything you have told me is
technically correct, very precise, and exceedingly
accurate, but it’s of no use to anyone.”
The man below says, “You must be in management.”
“I am,” replies the balloonist, “but how did you know?”
“Well,” said the man, “you don’t know
where you are, or where you’re going,
but you expect others to help you. You’re
in the same position you were
before we met, but now it’s my fault.”
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