The Lost Balloonist

A man flying in a hot air balloon realized he was lost, so he reduced altitude and spotted a man walking down below. As he lowered the balloon further, he shouted to the person on the ground, “Excuse me, can you tell me where I am? ”

The pedestrian replied, “Yes. You’re in a hot air balloon, about 30 feet above the ground.”

Miffed, the balloonist retorted, “You must work in IT.”

“I do,” replied the man. “How did you know?”

“While everything you told me is technically correct, I won’t be able to find my landing site because the information you gave me is completely useless!”

The man below replied, “Then I presume you work in management.”

“I do,” replied the balloonist, “But how did you know?”

“Because you got where you are by means of a lot of hot air, you don’t know where you are or where you’re going, you expect someone beneath you to solve your problem, and while you’re in the same position you were in before we met, somehow it’s now my fault.”

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